B.Rad wrote:hello forum
Regarding the zener diode, the standard big brass fitting to me, are they all polarity specific or can any zener be put on a Norton. For example, can a zener off a truimph or BSA being negative earth, be put straight on a Norton with positive earth.Wired appropriatly of course. I dont know much about electrics and appreciate any advice.
B.Rad wrote: Regarding the zener diode, the standard big brass fitting to me, are they all polarity specific
B.Rad wrote:For example, can a zener off a truimph or BSA being negative earth
kraakevik wrote:The 850 E-Bay chopper I sold recently had a negative-ground wiring-harness conversion with the Zener-diode polarity reversed accordingly--it charged the battery just fine with the standard Commando rotor, stator and rectifier
Old Bloke wrote:No need. I can visualise that. I always wonderd if it would survive with no heatsinking.
You might very well be right about the polarity of the rectifier--my chopper may have had an aftermarket rectifier--please weigh in, you folks who have converted Commandos to negative-ground systems.
The chopper I sold had a conventional rotor, stator and diode--and it worked perfectly.
I don't remember whether the rectifier was stock--but the diode--which may have been hooked up backwards--was a standard unit