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This topic contains 2 replies, has 2 voices, and was last updated by Ian Bradshaw Ian Bradshaw 2 weeks, 6 days ago.

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    Ian Bradshaw
    Ian Bradshaw
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    I have a 1969 T150. Everything was working ok for at least 300 miles since its rebuild. It has a Podtronics rectifier/ regulator which was new at the end of the rebuild.  It showed a charge when the lights were on at just over 3000 revs. Now as soon as I start, the ammeter is showing a charge even at 1000 revs, this is with no lights on. This suddenly happened as though something changed in the electrical circuit. Any ideas. Thanks.

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    David Lord
    David Lord
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    That sounds normal to me.  You would expect the alternator to charge the battery immediately after start up and then settle down to a low rate of charge thereafter.  If you turn on the headlight at 1000 rpm I’d expect there to be discharge and then  to progress towards a charge as the revs are increased; all perfectly normal.

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      Ian Bradshaw
      Ian Bradshaw
      Participant

      Thanks David. What threw me was the fact that it wasn’t charging until it reached 3000 revs and then suddenly started charging.  Thinking about it my 350 T21 does exactly as you describe.  Cheers.

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