Best answer: How do I know if my regulator rectifier is bad?

What are the symptoms of a faulty regulator rectifier?

Probably, the most common symptom associated with a bad regulator is flickering, dimming, or pulsing lights. To be more specific, you may notice that the vehicle’s: Headlights fluctuate between bright and dim, without you doing anything. High beam isn’t working as expected.

Can a bad regulator rectifier cause no spark?

The regulator/ rectifier is a voltage regulator that keeps the battery supplied with a steady 13.4 dc volts no matter what the stator is putting out, which is AC volts that varies with engine RPM. A bad regulator/ rectifier will result in a dead battery, and once the battery is competely dead you will not get a spark.

What causes voltage regulator failure?

They usually fail because they’re under rated for the constant current draw. Running the motor with the battery disconnected – or even a poor contact on the battery terminals – can also blow them.

How do I test my motorcycle rectifier?

Start the motorcycle and rev the motor to 5000rpm. Using the multimeter, test the same battery terminals again. You should receive a reading of 13.5 to 14.5 volts if your rectifier-regulator is functioning correctly.

Can a bad rectifier damage a stator?

If the rectifier/regulator failure results in too low resistance the stator probably will burn (too much current). If I disconnect the rectifier/regulator the voltage will go up, but how high? Is it possible that the voltage will go high enough to destroy the isolation?

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Does a rectifier charge the battery?

A rectifier transforms alternating current (AC) into direct current (DC). Its normal function is charging batteries and keeping them in optimum conditions while, at the same time, providing DC power for other loads.