I am adding a starter solenoid relay as I was advised to do by a retired John Deere mechanic. There wasn't much to the instructions. I already have 20 amp 60 second circuit breakers on hand. The voltage is always at each terminal, however it is electrically neutral, or not flowing. It was definatly an ingenious engineer that developed the system. This wire would be the one that connected the two batteries together so you might need to pull off the floorboard to get this wire out. The easiest way that I found to be able to reach everything is to first remove the solenoid from the starter.
The bracket came with numerous washers. Tighten the adjustment bolt to secure it. The rest of it is different too, including the solenoid. His name was Clyde Henry who had been a serviceman and salesman for an older John Deere dealer. Connect jumper lead between generator F and A 2.
All other accessories are 12v, half powered by the positive ground battery and half powered by the negative battery. If voltage drop is under max, connect regulator lead and re-polarize generator. None of the lights or any extra plugs are wired. Now my buddy did look it up in his parts books and he told me that there were only two different generators available for John Deere 24 volt systems. I printed out all the information everyone has sent.
As I said it's currently run in parallel, and I don't know enough about these kinds of systems to know if the alternator will charge both batteries evenly or not. Hum, that one sure looks allot like the one we just took off? It looked like they tried to remove it and couldn't get the female spade to pull through and cut it. Two 12 volt batteries hooked in series. If connected between any terminal on the charging system and ground, there will be 12 volts. Occasionally, we might need to slightly modify the style, colour, or even equipment. It will not work with this conversion. There should be two large battery cables coming from the battery boxes to the starter area.
Both cables are bolted to the frame with one bolt. I'm hoping I don't have to do that this time. As if I replace I am going to increase the rating. At 71 I think I am too old to try to learn. In my experience all of the washers needed to go to the back of the bracket between the alternator and the bracket. Alright, time to get another voltage regulator and generator I thought. The battery's are isolated from each other so then it works.
Trade Marks and Trade Names contained and used in this Website are those of others, and are used in this Website in a descriptive sense to refer to the products of others. Wiring color code or symbols, wiring harness, radio and audio wiring, circuit diagram, light switch wiring diagram. Also there is a three wire harness specifically for the generator. If someone could send me a basic wiring diagram on how I would connect the ignition switch and battery to the starter, and how I would wire up the alternator back to the batteries, and where the amp meter connects in, and what size wire I would need, I would greatly appreciate it. If you don't know electricity.
The only 24 volt accessory is the starter, where the batteries meet in a series to provide 24 volts for starting. Every time we tried their way, the batteries would drain or there would be some After months of piecing together info we finally found a man who they said had been born on a John Deere tractor. With this system the difference is the generator brushes are both connected to the regulator instead of grounding one. Right above the alternator is the voltage regulator. The electrons in the circuitry then have a path to flow and current will go from terminal, through meter, to ground. Any ground within the 24 volt system will cause current to drain from the batteries.
If you want an Ammeter, connect it into the charging wire from the alternator. Apparently there has been a history of copper dust building up in the starter brushes and slowly draining and eventually killing one or both of the batteries. Generator armature terminal F to a pin connector in negative battery post 0. Basically my thinking is if it lasts me a year or two then I can upgrade to the better starter. Again: the Entire cranking and charging circuit is carried by wires. It worked fine, but wasn't wired to our diagram below.