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Old 09-05-2005, 11:14 AM
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How does the light work???

Don't know if this is the correct thread, but ill put it here anyway! My question is, how does the light on my snowblower get power if there is no battery on the unit? Just when i start the engine the light comes on and when i shut it down, it turns off (what a surprise!! ). Thanks for the responses!
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Old 09-05-2005, 11:33 AM
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Ghost light

As with anything be it a car or a lawnmower. The battery is used to start a motor and after that everything runs off of a generator/alternator. While the motor is running the alternator/generator charges the battery so it can start the motor next time. Hopefully this answers your question.
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Old 09-05-2005, 01:41 PM
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There is a charging coil on the engine, much like how a alternator on a car engine works.
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Old 09-05-2005, 04:17 PM
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Its called a magneto
mag∑ne∑to ( P ) Pronunciation Key (mg-nt)
n. pl. mag∑ne∑tos
A device that produces alternating current for distribution to the spark plugs, used in the ignition systems of some internal-combustion engines.
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Old 09-05-2005, 04:54 PM
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Its called a magneto
mag∑ne∑to ( P ) Pronunciation Key (mg-nt)
n. pl. mag∑ne∑tos
A device that produces alternating current for distribution to the spark plugs, used in the ignition systems of some internal-combustion engines.
I repair them but don't know names....the device that converts the AC to DC is called a magneto?
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Old 09-05-2005, 07:55 PM
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Its called a magneto
mag∑ne∑to ( P ) Pronunciation Key (mg-nt)
n. pl. mag∑ne∑tos
A device that produces alternating current for distribution to the spark plugs, used in the ignition systems of some internal-combustion engines.

Now that everybody knows the proper name and function of a coil, I believe they were talking about a Stator.
There are two type stators used on small lawn & garden equipment engines.
One type stator puts out direct current (DC) and can be wired directly to the wire harness on a given type unit. The other type puts out alternating current (AC) which must be connected to a voltage regulator which in turn converts the alternating current (AC) to direct current (DC) at which point it then can be wired into a wire harness on a given type unit.
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Old 09-05-2005, 07:57 PM
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I repair them but don't know names....the device that converts the AC to DC is called a magneto?
That device is called a Voltage Regulator.
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