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« on: August 22, 2010, 02:40:18 PM »

My no charge dash light has always flickered at idle(sometimes not) Now the light stays on till I bring the rev's up. Could this be a regulator adjusting problem or a grounding one?Would appreciate any feed back.
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« Reply #1 on: August 22, 2010, 07:12:14 PM »

I'll take a stab at this......  of course, it helps to know what your bus is.

On my 4106, I can turn one of the two adjustments on the voltage regulator and prevent the Gen light from coming on at an idle.  I noticed it'll happen more often when the batteries are fully charged and the inverter is off.

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« Reply #2 on: August 22, 2010, 08:00:34 PM »

Sorry,I deleted the first post and forgot to re-enter that it is a 74, 05 Eagle.Where is the adjustment on the regulator? Thanks.
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« Reply #3 on: August 23, 2010, 03:38:05 AM »

Check this. It was a topic a few days ago.    http://www.busconversions.com/bbs/index.php?topic=17091.0
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« Reply #4 on: August 23, 2010, 04:45:16 AM »

If you are talking about the regulator adjustment in the engine compartment there is a good write up on how to do that in the manual. Just be careful and not ground any of the leads. If you don't have a manual I can send you one via email in pdf format. Just PM me your email addy.

I hope I understand your question. Wink

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« Reply #5 on: August 23, 2010, 05:24:48 AM »

I would caution everyone, don't go trying to adjust the regulator to make the light go out.  Follow the procedures carefully including operating temperature and load using a good quality voltmeter.  Blindly turning a screw until the light goes out could cost you seriously.  There may in fact, be nothing wrong except having a huge alternator and a small load.
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« Reply #6 on: August 23, 2010, 05:27:23 AM »

Len is right on! That's why you need to do it by the book. There is a procedure that must be followed in order to not cause any damage.
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« Reply #7 on: August 23, 2010, 08:58:22 AM »

Eddie, thanks for the link you sent concerning the same problem, it doesn't seem there's a problem just the matter of not having a load on such a huge generator.
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