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Re: help troubleshootin'
Posted by: Tom Turbo ()
Date: April 05, 2017 03:32PM

If you disconnect the battery between trips do you have to repolarize the voltage regulator when you start up again?

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Re: help troubleshootin'
Posted by: Timothy Shortle ()
Date: April 05, 2017 03:38PM

He mentions he has an alternator.

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Re: help troubleshootin'
Posted by: Lane66m ()
Date: April 05, 2017 04:03PM

Take the light bulb out of the glove box light socket and see what happens.

Al Lane
Ellabell GA

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Re: help troubleshootin'
Posted by: St.Hubbins ()
Date: April 05, 2017 04:35PM

MattNall Wrote:
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> How often and how far do you normally drive this
> car?
>
> You may just need to buy a $15 "Battery
> Maintainer" and stay plugged in when not
> driving and it's setting in the garage..


normally 5-10 miles a few days a week, but drove it 40 miles home from restoration shop on Friday, then it started right up yesterday morning, drove 5 miles to work, 5 miles back in the afternoon, with a stop... then this morning lights came on but wouldn't turn over... jump pack/charger read just under 50% charge.

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Re: help troubleshootin'
Posted by: St.Hubbins ()
Date: April 05, 2017 04:38PM

i'm gonna try disconnecting battery every time i get to point B until i can get this SOB figured... just need to disconnect neg terminal, correct?

64 Monza Convertible, Powerglide, Goldwood yellow

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Re: help troubleshootin'
Posted by: MattNall ()
Date: April 05, 2017 04:54PM

Correct

When's the last time you charged your battery overnight?





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Re: help troubleshootin'
Posted by: St.Hubbins ()
Date: April 05, 2017 05:04PM

charged it over the weekend thinking that the RediRad was still draining it like my ex-mechanic said. he said he instantly detected it drawing from full-hot and adjusted it accordingly. (why didn't this show up the first 2 times he had it?)
this latest time it drained i had the radio completely disconnected at fuse and jack.

64 Monza Convertible, Powerglide, Goldwood yellow

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Re: help troubleshootin'
Posted by: MattNall ()
Date: April 05, 2017 05:25PM

Great!





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Re: help troubleshootin'
Posted by: Frank DuVal ()
Date: April 06, 2017 08:54AM

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Tom Turbo
If you disconnect the battery between trips do you have to repolarize the voltage regulator when you start up again?

No.

Again, it is the generator that needs polarizing, not the voltage regulator. The procedure is just done at the voltage regulator terminals for safety sake.

Frank DuVal

Fredericksburg, VA

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Re: help troubleshooting electrical gremlins
Posted by: RediRadMatt ()
Date: October 26, 2017 08:11AM

St Hubbins,

Please send me a PM with your phone number and a good time to call you. If your RediRad is what's giving you trouble, I want to help sort it out.

respectfully,

Matt Planning
RediRad Inventor

By the way - We are SUPER excited to announce an all-new RediRad website - located at [redirad.com]

...gotta getta RediRad!

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