BigFish, but would you agree that in this case, the reson for the mower shutting down is the fact that there was no battery voltage to the B+ terminal of the regulator? I have never seen the setup that you are referring to without a regulator. How does the ac voltage from the stator become dc for the clutch? Do they use a diode which is a cheap regulator since the clutch is the only load?
Last edited by ericg; 01-19-2014 at 11:23 AM.