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Solid state regulator for mag engine dynamo - Dave Wortley - 23-02-2021

Good morning! Asking for a friend who is building a Boulogne replica/special. He would like to use a solid state regulator hidden under the dash and make a dummy CAV cutout to fit in the engine bay. Has anyone had experience of this for the early 6v dynamo? He will be keeping it at 6v. I fitted one on my RN when I converted it to 12v. It has been working well for the last 17 or so years. I see on various websites they are available for classic bikes (6v or 12v). Are they any good?
All ideas very welcome.
Thanks,
Dave.


RE: Solid state regulator for mag engine dynamo - Dave Mann - 24-02-2021

I've been using solid state regulators on our 12 volt RNs since 1990, at £5.00 each I bought two for each car one to fit one as a spare and have had one failure in 79000 miles. Sorry no experience on earlier dynamos.


RE: Solid state regulator for mag engine dynamo - Nick Salmon - 24-02-2021

I found this a well written step-by-step article about use of solid state regulators - albeit concerning motorbikes.

https://www.matchlessclueless.com/electrical/lucas/regulator-replacement/


RE: Solid state regulator for mag engine dynamo - squeak - 24-02-2021

I found that link very useful Nick, especially the section on checking the dynamo. I am thus encouraged to find out why my dynamo isn't charging.
When I get out of compulsory Covid Hotel quarantine that is. Sad


RE: Solid state regulator for mag engine dynamo - Henry Harris - 24-02-2021

Dave, what solid state regulator are you using?


RE: Solid state regulator for mag engine dynamo - Nick Salmon - 24-02-2021

Is that general Covid lockdown Russell or are you isolating yourselves? Hope all is well.


RE: Solid state regulator for mag engine dynamo - squeak - 24-02-2021

All is well thanks Nick, I had to cross state lines and there was a covid outbreak there whilst I was away. Upon returning I face a 2 week compulsory hotel lockup at $200/day.  Still better than being sick!


RE: Solid state regulator for mag engine dynamo - Dave Wortley - 24-02-2021

Hi Henry,
I have emailed my mate who is building the car and an A7 friend has suggested someone who may be able to build one for him. We will see how this pans out first. I will report back when my mate decides.
Cheers,
Dave.


RE: Solid state regulator for mag engine dynamo - Henry Harris - 24-02-2021

(24-02-2021, 06:41 PM)Dave Wortley Wrote: Hi Henry,
I have emailed my mate who is building the car and an A7 friend has suggested someone who may be able to build one for him. We will see how this pans out first. I will report back when my mate decides.
Cheers,
Dave.

Dave Wortley, sorry, my comment was addressed to Dave Mann!


RE: Solid state regulator for mag engine dynamo - Dave Wortley - 24-02-2021

That's ok Henry. Every other.bloke (and dog) is called Dave.