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About N9438D

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  1. Don, Wow, thank you so much for that explanation!! That is exactly what I was wanting to know, and then some. I will be very curious to know what you learn when you get a chance to try that out, because I’m thinking I have an issue with the regulator you’re talking about. The last time I hooked up to a motor to run it, the motor would surge every few seconds, trying to run, but never getting up to speed. It seems to me like an issue with a regulator, and the one you mention would likely do that from the way you describe it. Where in the Electrall do I access this regulator? Is it located in the compartment between the generator and the power receptacles on the bottom?
  2. I’m considering taking the exciter off to have it tested and maybe overhauled, but I’m wanting to have a better understanding of how it works before I make that move. Is it a common model number of generator adapted to this application, or is it one specially designed for the Electrall?
  3. Hi, I’ve been having an issue with my Electrall side mount generator on the 400 for a while now, and I’ve had no success diagnosing it so far. First off, I’m not 100% sure I know how the ‘exciter’ works with the Electrall. Does it just feed DC electricity to the main generator’s field? 12V? Variable voltage? Variable current? How many amps does it put out at full load? The issue I’m having is this; It started out a year or two ago not wanting to self-excite, and I’d have to flash the field by putting 12V from the alternator or battery terminal on the tractor to the armature lug of the exciter generator, and it would work fine once it got to charging. Lately, however, I’ve been having less success with this method, and the last time I used it on a 3-phase fan, it would surge the fan on and off in a constant, 3-4 second cycle; until it tripped the overload on the side of the Electrall. I’ve got the correct voltage at all 3 fuses in the side panel, and I don’t know where to proceed from here.
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