Originally Posted by ericg
On a charging system, you need battery voltage on the B+ terminal on the regulator to produce charging voltage. Without battery voltage applied, the regulator will not produce dc voltage. You will produce ac voltage from the stator but it will not be rectified without 12v at the B+ terminal. The fuel solenoid would drop out and the engine would stall.
Well there you go then. Thanks. My little 6hp kohler command has both electric start and pull start. It doesn't require a battery. But it also doesn't have a voltage regulator.
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