I have had the guys from work make me a new nose cone for my free Lucas 22715 12 volt 25 amp generator, looks very similar to the original T generator, now my question is if it is not yet wired up to an external regulator, and not yet zapped to polorize and free wheels, am l creating amps and will it hurt the generator?.
I have removed it just in case it does, but l would like to know one way or the other as a matter of intrest.
Depends how much, if any, residual magnetism is in the unit. Best not to take a chance on it, either remove, as you did, or ground the field and armature terminals.
Dave, don't ground a Lucas genny if it is only the 2 brush and regulator controlled type, they can be run just disconnected.
David : As you know a model T need only about 2 amph for the starting and perhaps a brake light.
What are you doing with the 23 amph what is left ??
Thank you, I have removed it just in case, what am l doing with it ( 23 amps ), absolutely nothing, it was free and it looks a whole lot like the original, so now l don't have a flat battery so often l guess, lets see - we can run a huge set of off road spotties and a air condit-- nah !, nothing else.
I have just purchased a 22 am regulator, so it wont be using all it can safely produce, having said that l did hear they can pump out over 95 volts before they go pop....or was that amps ...
It's a 2 brush unit with an external voltage regulator. It won't self destruct like a 3 brush unit will if it sees an open.
OK thank you, l will take your advise and run it un connected for now, until my regulator arrives.
Now to find a regulator hiding spot ???
Nice! But that Phillips head sticks out like a sore thumb.
Mount the regulator on a bracket under the generator off one or two of the CC pan bolts.
I was long to remount the original cut out on top, and yes good idea using the cc bolts.
Stupid phone . Not long .. going to remount.