[TR] polarity question

Randall tr3driver at ca.rr.com
Fri Jan 11 16:52:08 MST 2013

---- Andrew Uprichard <auprichard at uprichard.net> wrote: 
> My understanding was it was a fairly simple exercise to convert positive
> ground to negative ground, namely wire everything the same (apart from the
> battery) and then touch the smaller generator terminal (green/yellow)to the
> positive pole of the battery a few times to re-polarize the generator.

That should work.  It is best to swap the connections to the ignition coil and ammeter, but that won't have any effect on the charging system.

Hate to say it, but I think you have some other failure that just happened to coincide with the change in battery polarity.  There are some tests outlined at
that might help.

BTW, be really careful about bridging the green/yellow to the battery while the engine is running.  That drives the generator to full output, and it can put out enough current to damage itself.  A few seconds will probably be OK, but don't try to drive that way.


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