New 7v Regulator failure?


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New 7v Regulator failure?

Postby Tugboat » Mon Dec 17, 2012 12:57 pm



I recently replaced my 7v regulator with one of the units for sale here. It worked for about an hour, and then failed. It now passes ~12v through the output. Has anyone ever had one of these replacements fail? And is there any way to contact the folks selling these to see if they've ever encountered any issues?



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Re: New 7v Regulator failure?

Postby HALBUDD » Mon Dec 17, 2012 5:14 pm

PM the Wingadmin of this site with your issues as he can help. Hal
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Re: New 7v Regulator failure?

Postby virgilmobile » Mon Dec 17, 2012 5:19 pm

I have never heard of one failing but i suppose it's possible.Only rocks live forever.
Before you condemn it,double check the ground.If it isn't grounded the regulator won't have a reference and just pass the 12 volts through it.
Measure from the battery negative to the ground wire on the regulator,it should be zero.

If it is bad,contact the Wingadmin about your problem....I'm sure he'll help.

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Re: New 7v Regulator failure?

Postby WingAdmin » Mon Dec 17, 2012 9:19 pm

virgilmobile wrote:I have never heard of one failing but i suppose it's possible.Only rocks live forever.
Before you condemn it,double check the ground.If it isn't grounded the regulator won't have a reference and just pass the 12 volts through it.
Measure from the battery negative to the ground wire on the regulator,it should be zero.

If it is bad,contact the Wingadmin about your problem....I'm sure he'll help.


I just wrote him back telling him exactly the same thing. If it is in fact failed (and this would be the first one, ever) I'll get him out a replacement.

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Re: New 7v Regulator failure?

Postby Tugboat » Tue Jan 08, 2013 11:24 am

UPDATE: I shipped it back and the unit checked out. Last night I re-checked my ground, and it is indeed bad. Showing like 48 on the meter.. "zero" is ~0.4. I've got my radiator off to change my belts and need to do my water pump while I'm at it, so it's gonna be a bit before I get back around to addressing this issue. But stay tuned!


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Re: New 7v Regulator failure?

Postby WingAdmin » Tue Jan 08, 2013 10:27 pm

Tugboat wrote:UPDATE: I shipped it back and the unit checked out. Last night I re-checked my ground, and it is indeed bad. Showing like 48 on the meter.. "zero" is ~0.4. I've got my radiator off to change my belts and need to do my water pump while I'm at it, so it's gonna be a bit before I get back around to addressing this issue. But stay tuned!


You should get it back any day now - let me know if you have any further problems!




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