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Daniel    Posted 12-20-2020 at 09:57:17 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
  • 2N generator not charging
  • When I purchased my first 1945 2N tractor a few years back (not knowing much about them) it had a 8 Volt battery installed. It runs like a top. I rewired everything, replaced anything broken or not original...although I left the 8 Volt battery. The only issue is that the amp meter never reads positive and I have assumed it was because of the 8 volt battery and the generator couldn't charge it correctly. I always put a 8 volt trickle charger on it when not in use and I never have a starting problem. I am really not interested in converting to a 12 volt.

    Question: Why doesn't my new amp meter ever read positive? Because of the 8 volt battery or is the generator bad??? Can I have this original generator built to charge 8 volts?

    Tim Daley(MI)    Posted 12-20-2020 at 11:09:24 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • HiYa Dan, welcome aboard. OK, let's start with an 8-Volt Battery. Why? You don't need it. How do you think you can charge an 8V battery on a 6V charger? Next, you need a 'float charger', not trickle charger. Get a DELTRAN BATTERY JR. after you switch to a GRP 1 AG 6V battery like DEKA, PENN/DURACELL, or INTERSTATE. Your AMMETER reads backwards because you are feeding the wire the wrong way if using the OEM Induction/Loop Gauge or if using an aftermarket two-screw terminal unit, have teh wires crossed so simply reverse teh direction or wire or switch teh terminals and you're all set. Best tool to invest in is teh ESSENTIAL MANUALS so get them if not already in your shop. Go to HOW-TO's/Electrical for Wiring Pictograms by JMOR to download a copy -it's free. There's much to know about your N, electrical/wiring, specifically the front mount distributor as it can be mystery to those who don't know how Ford did it since 1932. 9N/2N electrical, after s/n 12500 are: 6V battery; 1-Wire/3-Brush 11A Generator with the "A" Circuit Design and a BELT TENSION DEVICE; Round-Can Cutout Circuit; 1-Wire Starter Motor with NO SOLENOID; AMMETER; Ignition Key Switch; Starter Push-Button Switch; Ballast Resistor; front mount distributor; and all wired for 6V/POS GRN. Start here.

    FORD TRACTOR 9N & 2N, AFTER S/N 12500, OEM 6V/POS GRN WIRING:



    FORD 9N-10505-B CUTOUT ľUSED AFTER S/N 12,500 TO S/N 258504 ON 9N & 2N MODELS ONLY:

    FORD N-SERIES TRACTOR FRONT MOUNT DISTRIBUTOR 9N-12250 BALLAST RESISTOR:

    WIRING PICTOGRAMS by JMOR; OEM 9N & 2N ELECTRICAL SETUP:


    OEM FORD 2N-10000 GENERATOR WITH BELT TENSIONER ATTACHED:




    *A Fan Belt Tension Device, whether the OEM one shown here or your own, is mandatory in order keep the battery charging.

    FORD 9N/2N ESSENTIAL OWNER/OPERATOR/PARTS/SERVICE MANUALS:


    Tim daley(MI)


    JMOR    Posted 12-20-2020 at 10:59:01 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
  • Re: 2N generator not charging
  • Your 2N generator will output as high as 18 volts (unloaded) and output is adjustable via HI/LO adjustment on rear of generator. If wired properly, ammeter indicated current going into & out of battery. When battery is fully charged and engine running, expect zero or near zero on ammeter.

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