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Is there a way to test a Tympanium regulator? #25738
06/06/07 1:16 pm
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Working on the wiring harness and wanted to make sure the Tympanium is working correctly and wondered if there's a way to verify it's good?


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Re: Is there a way to test a Tympanium regulator? #25739
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Hi There,

If you'd like to simulate and alternator all you need to do is find a 110VAC to 12VAC power supply (Or a 110VAC to 12VAC transformer).

Connect the yellow leads to the 12VAC and with your multimeter you should measure 13.8VDC on the black and red.

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Re: Is there a way to test a Tympanium regulator? #25740
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"Connect the yellow leads to the 12VAC and with your multimeter you should measure 13.8VDC on the black and red."

Me thinks not!


Re: Is there a way to test a Tympanium regulator? #25741
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So the regulator creates power? I thought that went against physics...


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Re: Is there a way to test a Tympanium regulator? #25742
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Actually it's quite easy to produce 13.8 VDC from 12 VAC in several different ways, but the best way to test the Tympanium is installed on the bike. If the voltage rises above 14.4 V, it's very likely either improperly grounded or damaged. That value may be lower. I don't know what they're specified to provide.


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Re: Is there a way to test a Tympanium regulator? #25743
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You actually need a 15-18 volt AC transformer, preferably rated at better than 5 amps, 10 amps would be good. Feed the yellow wires with the AC from the transformer and load the output of the tymp with a 55/60 watt headlight bulb BOTH FILMENTS CONNECTED!(total of 110+ watts), then measure the voltage while it's on load. This will simulate an approximate operating condition.


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Re: Is there a way to test a Tympanium regulator? #25744
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Andrew,
Do you have access to these transformers? (so I could get one) Thanks.

Re: Is there a way to test a Tympanium regulator? #25745
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Have Tympanium gone out of business???
If not why not just pick up the phone and ask them if they would test it for you if you were to send to them along with a stanped addressed return jiffee bag? I suspect they would do so.


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