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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: 1 year ago.
Category: Boat
Expert:  Jason replied 1 year 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 1 year ago.
I'm using a digital fluke meter but will try to find one with a smaller scale.
Expert:  Jason replied 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year ago.
I take it you are back up and charging?

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