Output of Generator

g. Test and Regulate Generator. Mount the generator on a conventional test stand so as to drive generator counterclockwise (looking at generator drive gear end). Connect positive lead from ammeter to the relay terminal. The other ammeter lead must be connected to a 6-volt storage battery positive post and the battery negative post grounded to the test stand (generator frame). This connects the generator to use the regulating field coil only, the same as operating the vehicle with the lights off. If the test stand has variable speed drive, operate the generator through full range of speeds from lowest to the highest. Run generator until it becomes quite warm.

(1) Regulate at 2,500 Revolutions per Minute. With generator quite hot, shift the regulating brusn to obtain a four ampere reading (operating on regulating coil only, fig. 78). Connect a jumper between the switch terminal post and frame (ground). This cuts the shunt field coil into the circuit and increases the current output. At 2,500 revolutions per minute the current output should be between 7 and ll/2 amperes.

(a) To Increase Current Output. Shift the regulating brush holder toward the negative brush. Minimum distance between the regulating brush and negative brush to be not less than ^-inch. Tighten the three outer grease retainer plate screws after making regulating brush adjustment.

(b) To Decrease Current Output. Shift the regulating brush holder away from the negative brush. Tighten the three regulating brush clamp screws.

DIY Battery Repair

DIY Battery Repair

You can now recondition your old batteries at home and bring them back to 100 percent of their working condition. This guide will enable you to revive All NiCd batteries regardless of brand and battery volt. It will give you the required information on how to re-energize and revive your NiCd batteries through the RVD process, charging method and charging guidelines.

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