Adding recifier to older WR's
Posted June 22, 2004 - 06:34 PM
Do you think that if a rectifier was wired up, then running GPS/MP3 would burn out the stock stator?
Thanks for your opinions
Posted June 23, 2004 - 09:43 AM
Posted June 23, 2004 - 09:47 AM
Posted June 23, 2004 - 02:27 PM
Wire the rectifier in like the diagram shows. You can leave the battery out but I'd recommend using a small 12 volt sealed battery so your devices don't shut off every time you shut the motor off. And the battery helps keep the lights at a more steady output. Wire any of your devices in parallel with the headlights, etc. If you do it according to my diagram, you will have to rewire the headlights and tallights because they will no longer be able to be grounded to the frame. It's not a lot of work, though.
I would recommend running a DC rectifier/regulator unit and tossing the stock AC regulator. The voltage regulation will be much better since it's done on the DC side of the rectifier. Also you will need either a battery or a large capacitor in the circuit as you will have a tremendous amount of ripple on the DC without them (not good for sensitive electronics). Trailtech sells a rectifier/regulator unit for $29.95 that works well. On their website they say you need to float the AC ground by rewiring your stator but you don't need to if you run all the DC loads off of an isolated ground. There are other sources for the rect/reg unit as well (Baja Designs, etc.).
Posted June 23, 2004 - 04:15 PM
Posted July 08, 2004 - 04:40 PM
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Posted July 09, 2004 - 03:13 AM