Installed JD light kit, engine stops when light switced on
John Deere 826 Snow thrower, Purchased light kit and installed. Hooked electric wires according to intsructions. This kit has an alternator attached to the outside of the engine with a diver shaft attached to the engine. When engine running, and light is switched on, light does not turn on and the engine slows almost to a stop, switched again and the engine runs normally.
Re: Installed JD light kit, engine stops when light...
It sounds like the Alternator is not turning to produce the extra current required by your light kit. If your Alternator is turning, you'll need to confirm that it has an output current, which can be done with a Volt-Meter if available.
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Just get a deeper Wall Electrical Box, it will replace your existing one, FIRST TURN ** OFF** THE MAIN OUTSIDE ELECTRICAL PANEL **OFF**. PUSH/OR REMOVE THE INSULATION IF ANY?,
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The two wires are meant to be connected to the 120 volt source. The box or the papers with the transformer should tell you which two of the three wires provides the 12 volt output. If not connect the two wires to the 120V source - Be CAREFUL! - 120V is dangerous. Then try, one at a time, touching each of the three combinations of wires (1&2, 1&3, 2&3) to the contacts on a 12 V incandescent lamp (very bottom and threaded side) the 12V pair will give you the brightest light. The other two are 6v.
I can't address the 7 blade connector without more information. I suggest that you go to a place that sells trailer parts.
Not knowing anything about your trailer I don't know if a 2 amp (2000 ma) transformer will supply enough current to do the job.
Start at the truck. Make sure you have power there first. then work your way back. It might be just as easy if the wires on the camper are inside the structure or frame to just run new ones. But before you do that also check your bulbs in the lights itself. Could be corroded enough not to work.
It would be easiest, and best, if you were to upgrade the cars' trailer connector. The 4 way just supplies brake, parking, turnsignal, and a ground. The colors are the same on the 6 way, but 2 lines are added, usually for a electric brake controller and aux. circuit. Be careful about using the battery line (Red) on the 6 way connector unless you are also upgrading the white wire to a heavier gauge (at least the same size as red).
Green - Stop and Right Turn Signal (4/5/6/7 way) Yellow - Stop and Left Turn Signal (4/5/6/7 way) Brown - Running Lights (tail, side, tag) (4/5/6/7 way) White - Ground / Negative (4/5/6/7) Blue - Electric Brakes (5/6/7 way) Red - Aux. charge line for emergency break away, battery charger, etc. (7 way) Purple - Aux. backup lights / other purpose (7 way)
You have a good idea but with the transformer you may not have enough amps to get full power out of your bulbs. Be sure you have a good ground at the trans, These bulbs are not as bright as you might be thinking with out the proper reflectors. You might try a sealed boat trailer type of light w/ a clear cover. Check out wally world, boat supplies, or a simi trailer parts supply for a good tag light.
You need to first decide what all you want inside as far as electrical features such as lights, outlets, fridge, stove , tv etc.. decide their locations then calculate the load it will pull and design the electrical circuits. Sound tough but it's not that bad