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GREENMECH 130 ISSUE

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Hi

Battery on my Greenmech 130 was flat this morning.Jump started it  but soon after the rollers stopped intermittengly.Mechanic looked at it and reckoned altenator or reformer broken.Would this problem affect the current going to the no stress and stop the rollers turning.

Thanks

RMB 

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Hi
Battery on my Greenmech 130 was flat this morning.Jump started it  but soon after the rollers stopped intermittengly.Mechanic looked at it and reckoned altenator or reformer broken.Would this problem affect the current going to the no stress and stop the rollers turning.
Thanks
RMB 


Hi there,

If your battery was flat and the the alternator is not charging the battery then it will not be able to power the stress control. It will work for a couple of minutes until it has used all the life from the battery after the jump start. Get a multi meter and check if your battery is charging around 12.5v - 13v. Also most solenoids need than 12.5v to activate so if your alternator is not putting out enough volts that could be your problem. If you get stuck swap the battery of your van on to the chipper to keep it going for a few hours. A decent auto elec should be able to test and overhaul your alternator.

The other problem could that your battery is knackered and not holding a charge.

Hope this makes sense

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Hi there,

If your battery was flat and the the alternator is not charging the battery then it will not be able to power the stress control. It will work for a couple of minutes until it has used all the life from the battery after the jump start. Get a multi meter and check if your battery is charging around 12.5v - 13v. Also most solenoids need than 12.5v to activate so if your alternator is not putting out enough volts that could be your problem. If you get stuck swap the battery of your van on to the chipper to keep it going for a few hours. A decent auto elec should be able to test and overhaul your alternator.

The other problem could that your battery is knackered and not holding a charge.

Hope this makes sense


PS, don’t flatten your van battery or your pushing the van home.

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As Phil says you need to check the alternator output. Some chippers ust the rpm sensor of the alternator for the stress control.

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20 minutes ago, openspaceman said:

As Phil says you need to check the alternator output. Some chippers ust the rpm sensor of the alternator for the stress control.

I’d bet that’s the real reason your stress control isn’t working - if the magic box isn’t receiving an engine speed feed from the broken alternator it won’t allow the rollers to turn irrespective of the charge in the battery. 

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