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Charge circuit question/Panhead

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Post by jbgoodner2 » Sat Feb 19, 2011 4:28 pm

It seems that many years ago I read somewhere (Easyriders?) that all wiring on a 12 volt Harley can be 18 gauge except charging and ignition, which should be 16 gauge. Does anyone know if this is correct, or can charge circuit be done in 18 gauge,too? Thanks for any help ! God Bless !!



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Re: Charge circuit question/Panhead

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Post by Robert Luland » Sat Feb 19, 2011 6:19 pm

18ga can handle 10 amps with out a problem but like they said 16ga on the charging. A 12 volt generator could put out more than 18ga could handle. Hide a 20 amp fuse coming off the the battey positive and your set.

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Re: Charge circuit question/Panhead

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Post by jbgoodner2 » Sat Feb 19, 2011 9:14 pm

Thanks!! I guess my memory isn't completely gone ! Next dumb question, which post on the ignition switch do you connect the positive wire from the v. regulator to? mine is directly to the positive battery terminal,and I'm pretty sure it should go to the switch? thanks again!!! God Bless !!!!

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Re: Charge circuit question/Panhead

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Post by panz4ever » Sat Feb 19, 2011 9:43 pm

Go to the Knowledge Base and then... Documentation. List several wiring diagrams. If your is a bit of a hybrid system, it can change...6 pole/or a 3 pole FX type switch. Give us an idea of what you are using/starting with.

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Re: Charge circuit question/Panhead

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Post by jbgoodner2 » Sat Feb 19, 2011 11:16 pm

it's the 6 pole.

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Re: Charge circuit question/Panhead

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Post by jbgoodner2 » Sat Feb 19, 2011 11:24 pm

and,it's got a after market generator,with an electronic regulator (end of generator).from what i see on the diagram,it looks as though it goes to the same terminal as the hot wire!?!? Can this be right ?? Thanks again !!!

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