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Re: [T3] GEN problem SOLVED! (I hope)

On 10 Dec 2003 at 17:42, Mike Wodkowski wrote:

> Not any more they don't.

No red sleeves? Was this actually rebuilt by Bosch?

> The red is the coils, I believe. I can't get the damn thing open because the
> bolts are so tight, so I don't know what I'm actually looking at. But this
> black wire jumps from one side of the generator to the ther.

Okay, those could certainly be the field coils, which are sometimes paper 
wrapped and sometimes just bare dark reddish magnet wire. This wire sounds like 
it is the connection between the 2 coils that puts them in series. If it 
actually broke there, then that's just bad luck.

I went downstairs and started measureing DF to D+ on a bunch of generators. 
Here's what I got:

1 generator measured 3.3 Ohms
3 generators measured 3.4 Ohms
7 generators measured 3.5 Ohms

Measured with a Fluke model 23 DVM. These are the measurements across the bare 
generators, with nothing but the meter connected to them.  

I'm tempted to find a resistor here that I can measure and send to you so we 
can compare results. I suspect that your Ohmmeter isn't measuring quite right.

Wanta' send me your address again?  ;-)

I'm pretty sure that a generator that measured 0 Ohms between DF and D+ 
wouldn't work. Since the one you have is working, I'm pretty sure it must have 
more resistance than zero. (What we're measuring here is the resistance of the 
field coils.)

Jim Adney, jadney@vwtype3.org
Madison, Wisconsin, USA

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