Charging System Help
OK guys, especially Slim:
I have a charging issue when hot. I have a TPE stator and a brand new MOSFET from roadster cycle. When cold, I get right around 14V at idle with the high beam on. When hot, with the high beam and fan on, I get down to about 12.25-12.3. I am using a calibrated DVM (digital volt meter.)
All of my connections and harnesses are clean- no sign of corrosion, discoloration, or burning.
Stator checked out a week ago, cold and hot, although the TPE rewind had higher resistance than stock.
I used the original R/R wiring, crimped and soldered new connectors, and there is minimal voltage loss through the harness and to the battery (under 1/4 volt).
Voltage tapped off the R/R + output when running hot is 12.3-12.4
Perhaps a stator leg is failing under load. I can't believe that three R/Rs in a row have failed. I guess I'll check the current thru each stator leg next when hot, but I really don't want to rewire anything else until I figure out what is going on. My wires are getting shorter and shorter!