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Offline Charlie J

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Alternator phase wire broken
« on: February 18, 2021, 04:24:49 PM »
Having rebuilt the engine/gearbox and refitted it to the freshly painted frame, I’m now starting on the electrical system which is generally in poor condition or missing altogether. As can be seen in the photo, one of the 3 yellow phase wires is broken. Can anyone tell me please if I can just unwind the binding where the white paper pointer is, then locate the end of the broken wire and solder the two pieces together and then redo the binding holding the phase wires in place?

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Charlie

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Offline Oddjob

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Re: Alternator phase wire broken
« Reply #1 on: February 18, 2021, 04:33:21 PM »
In theory it should be doable. Only way to know is to remove it from the casing and see what you can see, should be fairly easy to see where it was attached originally.
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Re: Alternator phase wire broken
« Reply #2 on: February 18, 2021, 04:42:23 PM »
Basic answer yes but you shouldnt need to unwind the binding if you removed the assembly from the cover, if the actual varnished wire is broken(unusual) you need to scrape varnish off to get solder to stick and get some fluxed,leaded solder if you can

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Re: Alternator phase wire broken
« Reply #3 on: February 18, 2021, 05:00:38 PM »
Thanks Oddjob/Bryan. I’ll give it a try tomorrow.

 

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