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Turf tiger not charging

Discussion in 'Mechanic and Repair' started by DOUGE2, Apr 16, 2014.

  1. DOUGE2

    DOUGE2 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 37

    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.
     
  2. Restrorob

    Restrorob LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 11,024

    With the two stator wires disconnected and at 3/4 throttle you should have 28+ AC volts across the two......
     
  3. DOUGE2

    DOUGE2 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 37

    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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  4. Restrorob

    Restrorob LawnSite Fanatic
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    NO, Put your meter on AC volts
     
  5. P.Services

    P.Services LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 6,325

    Voltage regulator or stator. I would bet regulator
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  6. RigglePLC

    RigglePLC LawnSite Fanatic
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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.
     
  7. DOUGE2

    DOUGE2 LawnSite Member
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    Okay. Thanks.
     
  8. DOUGE2

    DOUGE2 LawnSite Member
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    Reading across battery running and not running was 12.2 at any speed and would drop if blades were turned on.
     
  9. DOUGE2

    DOUGE2 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 37

    I'm hoping regulator too. :)
     
  10. JCLawn and more

    JCLawn and more LawnSite Fanatic
    from MI
    Posts: 5,204

    My question was answered
     

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