Testing the regulator

Here are two movies of testing Bella with the new charger

  1. Charging voltage

2. Charging light

Charged the two 6V batteries in series to the maximum overnight to 12.85 Volt.


I ran the engine and after starting the voltage increases from 12.3V to approximately 12.39V


I also measured the voltage output from the regulator. It does reach > 12 V but I suspect the generator field coils sustained damage working with the previous regulator where I wired it up wrong initially and then the fuses kept blowing; I suspect the insulation inside the coils may have melted for one or two of the coils, reducing the output.

Here’s a video of the output of the regulator: