Jump to content

Model A generator output


36chev
 Share

Recommended Posts

Hello,<P>Are there recommended output settings for a 1930 Model A Ford generator? In other words, a certain number of amps and volts at specified rpm's? <P>If there are, I would appreciated knowing what they are.<P>I'm taking my brother's A generator to a local rebuilder and thought it might help to know the specs.<P>Thanks in advance!<P>Best regards,<P>Joel

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Having no voltage regulator, it will probably put out 15 volts if there's no load on it (not recommended. It will burn it up). With the generator installed in the car with the battery connected (thereby putting a load on it), adjust the third brush to give maybe 5 amps on the ammeter unless you intend to drive much with the lights on. If so, bump it on up to maybe 10 amps. Beware that running at this increased output can boil the battery if you run without the lights on.<P>Note that I'm going from memory here. It really isn't that critical. You are shooting for a charge rate that will keep your battery charged, but not overcharge and boil it.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
 Share

×
×
  • Create New...