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Old 01-12-2014, 01:23 PM   #1
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Need Help Wiring Mosfet Voltage Regulator

I decided to upgrade my voltage regulator to the Shindengen FH020AA mosfet design and ran into a snag. I wired the output of the regulator directly to the battery terminals using the supplied heavy gauge wiring and fuse. Now there is no power to the ignition. I am assuming now that I should have wired it to the white connector near the starter relay. I have seen some other posts that did it this way. The stock regulator had two green wires and two red/white striped wires coming out, in addition to the three stator leads. Am I to assume that both red/white leads from the stock regulator are positive, and I should be splitting the positive output from the mosfet regulator to supply the white relay connector? I really like the heavy duty direct hookup to the battery, but it appears I am stuck. Any help unraveling this would be great. I Was a bit confused on the wiring approach used in this thread:

http://advrider.com/forums/showthrea...ulator+install

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Old 01-12-2014, 01:36 PM   #2
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I think some pictures of what you've done so far would be helpful. Even if you disconnect the original regulator, you would still have battery voltage to the ignition switch.
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Old 01-12-2014, 02:39 PM   #3
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I think some pictures of what you've done so far would be helpful. Even if you disconnect the original regulator, you would still have battery voltage to the ignition switch.
Something is not connected. Maybe the starter relay?
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Old 01-12-2014, 02:48 PM   #4
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Thanks Gefr. I did mess with the starter relay, and I may have hooked up the heavy gauge power leads reversed. Can you confirm which terminal (inner or outer) goes to the positive battery terminal? Thanks much
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Old 01-12-2014, 03:07 PM   #5
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Swap the wires around. No harm will be done.
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Old 01-12-2014, 05:47 PM   #6
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That was it, I had reversed the power leads on the starter relay. Fired up great once I had switched them to the proper terminals. Got a solid 14.4v. What a bonehead move. Thanks for the tips.
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Old 01-12-2014, 09:02 PM   #7
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Glad you got it sorted
Great upgrade !
my system was getting weak and intermittent before it failed at the end of a long ride, I barely made it into the driveway holding a flashlight out over the bars with the motor sputtering and popping
was barely getting 12 volts out of it
now it is a steady 14.4 all the time
now I have enough power to run a heated jacket and heated grips and HID lights wont black out

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Old 06-30-2014, 01:48 PM   #8
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Dust and all,
Was your failure mode a drop in voltage?

I got caught out in the woods yesterday, 950A would not start. I had run up a long slow hill (10 miles) with e-vest on and high beam on. We got it bump started and back to town. After the run back to town, I get 12.8/12.9V on the good Fluke meter at 5K RPM. Battery is almost 5 y.o. too, a good AGM batt. But batt seems OK, may be aging, but cranks fine when pulled from the trickle charger.

I think its regulator, but not sure if they typically fail to low voltage or high. I will check the connectors for dirt/corrosion, seems to me I went through this a couple years ago and saw the same low voltage and found no dirt/corrosion.

What model did you mount up? Looks like the SH775 may be the way to go these days for 950A.

Thanks for your input guys!
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