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Old 04-16-2014, 07:41 PM
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Turf tiger not charging

I've done searches on this topic and found some good info but still have not solved my charging problem. I have the scags 23hp Kawasaki engine FD671D-AS01. I've replace the fuse holder and fuse + new battery. Mower will run great until battery dies and everything stops cold. I also put a volt meter on the two wires coming from the stator and it shows no current. I'm not sure if I'm using the correct testing method; so any advice would be appreciated.
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Old 04-16-2014, 08:30 PM
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With the two stator wires disconnected and at 3/4 throttle you should have 28+ AC volts across the two......
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Old 04-16-2014, 08:51 PM
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I got nothing across the rwo wires. Should I be checking it with the same settings on meter that I check battery voltage?
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Old 04-16-2014, 09:08 PM
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NO, Put your meter on AC volts
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Old 04-16-2014, 09:39 PM
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Voltage regulator or stator. I would bet regulator
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Old 04-16-2014, 09:48 PM
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Downstream of the regulator--you should get about 14.2 volts DC, when measured at the battery posts, when the motor is running. That much is required to charge the battery. I hope its the regulator--easier to replace.

A fully charged battery should read about 13.2 volts, but it will leak down to about 12.8 volts in a few hours, normally.
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Old 04-17-2014, 02:29 AM
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NO, Put your meter on AC volts
Okay. Thanks.
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Downstream of the regulator--you should get about 14.2 volts DC, when measured at the battery posts, when the motor is running. That much is required to charge the battery. I hope its the regulator--easier to replace.

A fully charged battery should read about 13.2 volts, but it will leak down to about 12.8 volts in a few hours, normally.
Reading across battery running and not running was 12.2 at any speed and would drop if blades were turned on.
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Old 04-17-2014, 02:35 AM
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I'm hoping regulator too.
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