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Experience:  Degree in Marine Technology. Gas and diesel marine mechanic.
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Jason, I'm getting no reading across the regulator. I'm

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I'm getting no reading across the regulator.
I'm showing continuity across the side going to the engine. Should I replace the voltage regulator?
Submitted: 10 months ago.
Category: Boat
Expert:  Jason replied 10 months ago.
Hi Rick,You don't need to measure anything on the regulator, just the stator side. Can you read the actual resistance in ohms? Will your meter read accurately below 1 ohm?
Customer: replied 10 months ago.
I'm using a digital fluke meter but will try to find one with a smaller scale.
Expert:  Jason replied 10 months ago.
Your fluke should be able to do it. Do you happen to know the model number on your Fluke, I 'll try and look it up.
Customer: replied 10 months ago.
Found a cheap meter with a small scale
Reading was .6 to.8 ohms.
I'll get a regulator.
Thanks for your help.
Expert:  Jason replied 10 months ago.
Sounds like a plan. Make extra sure your battery cable ends are clean and shiney, and that there are stainless steel locknuts on the battery terminal vs wingnuts. Happy boating!Jason
Customer: replied 10 months ago.
Fantastic service. Having worked HVAC mechanics for 45 years, I can appreciate the service by Jason. I hope I don't need you in the future, but I will not hesitate to call.
Great job,
Expert:  Jason replied 10 months ago.
I take it you are back up and charging?

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