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I'm having problems with the rectifier voltage and she esa failing to discharge.

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Unfortunately you are going to need to take her in to have it diagnosed unless you want to just swap the stator and the regulator and call it done. It's hit or miss as to which is culprit.

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I have to say this, be exceedingly careful that the magnetron HV capacitor is discharged, not storing a lethal voltage as it can do.

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Good evening sir, I have yamaha R1 bike. in bike yesterday battery discharge than charge the battery. today bike start and running but after .5 miles bike is stop running, self is not running and battery...


1998 to 2002 have problem with plug to voltage regulator/rectifier which is under seat. connectors in plug overheat and bike stops charging the battery. you will see if connectors have been hot and will need to be replaced if they have.
once replaced check bike charging with multimeter at battery,should make 13.5 - to 14.5 volts just above idle. if not will need to test stator and regulator.

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Dir,sir my name is elsayed khatab working in power station my work depend on ups model ''400-cyberexwave'' but i have a problem when loading ups by select position bypass ,when i loading rectifier from...


I asked some clarification questions, but received no answer.

Because I see that your question is still standing, I will try to help you, but I am not sure, because I did not have your answers.

Your inverter I think is not CyberPower, but Thomas & Betts.
Your UPS has internal battery, which depends upon the type of the UPS.

If your battery is 270 V DC (which means 20 x 12 V batteries) 135 V will not be enough to charge them. But if you have 135 V DC (which means 10 x 12 V batteries) you can not give to them 270 V, because you can spoil them.

That's why you should measure the voltage on the batteries, not at the rectifier.
  1. If the batteries have the correct voltage for their number 135 for 10 batteries you can not adjust it to 270, you should adjust 135.
  2. If it is 270 for 20 batt's your rectifier did not get your order.
  3. If it is lower then the number of batteries multiplied by 11 V you may have a bad battery or completely discharged batteries and you need to charge them outside the UPS by other charger (One by one or in series) until their rated voltage is reached.
  4. Some of your internal breakers may not function well.

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So you're running off the battery instead of the charging system, check all your wires from the alternator to the regulator/rectifier for open connections or shorts to the frame. You could have a bad rectifier if it's separate from the regulator, you may also have a bad alternator, if you've got a multi-meter check the AC voltage between the ground and each of the three wires coming from the alternator (usually yellow). They should all be about the same, and measure over 16 V, increasing with RPMs. Hope that helps

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