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​How to adjust distribution step voltage regulator?

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Distribution step voltage regulator acts as a buffer for protecting components from damages. It is also habitually called a pressure reducer, which plays a very important role in the petrochemical industry. A distribution step voltage regulator is a device with a simple feed-forward design and uses negative feedback control loops.


How to install distribution step voltage regulator?

How to adjust distribution step voltage regulator?

How to test distribution step voltage regulator?


How to install distribution step voltage regulator?

Place the distribution step voltage regulator as close as possible. Generally, it can be fixed in the holder in the upper or lateral part. Remove the nut with a wrench. Place the bracket aligned with it. Place and tighten the nut.

Locate the terminal where the wire distribution step voltage regulator is connected. This is on the back that has a plastic socket with “Reg” or “RV” label.

Connect wires to the terminal distribution step voltage regulator. It is pre-wired and has a plastic cap on the end of cables. Insert the plug on the terminal until you feel a click. Gently pulling the connector so that you make sure it is properly connected.


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How to adjust distribution step voltage regulator?

The only adjustments that you can make to the distribution step voltage regulator are the contact gaps and the set points.  

The distribution step voltage regulator contains two units, that are, a voltage regulator and a cut‐out.  Although combined structurally, the regulator and cut‐out are electrically separate.  It can be identified as the coil with just a few turns of heavy gauge wire around it.  The cut‐out relay has more turns of the same heavy gauge wire. It is set to maintain the generator terminal voltage between close limits at all speeds above the regulating point, the field strength being controlled by the automatic insertion and withdrawal of a resistor in the generator field circuit


How to test distribution step voltage regulator?

Testing the distribution step voltage regulator can help you determine which part of electrical system has the problem. It only requires a multimeter.

Ensure your multimeter is on the distribution step voltage regulator setting. Set it to 20V. Testing with your multimeter set to Ohm or Amp can damage your device.

Connect the multimeter to your battery. To check a distribution step voltage regulator, we need to check the battery voltage. The multimeter should be displaying a little over 12 volts with the engine off if your battery is working correctly.

With your device in neutral and the emergency brake engaged, turn the engine on and look at the multimeter. If you see 13.8V on your multimeter, you can rule out your alternator as the cause of electrical issues. Consider performing a voltage drop test. If you notice a steady or intermittent high or low voltage output, it suggests your distribution step voltage regulator has the problem.

Have someone restart the engine while you keep an eye on the multimeter.

If your distribution step voltage regulator is working correctly, your battery’s voltage output should cap around 14.5V.


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