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The battery`s nominal voltage is 12.6 to 12.8 Volts when fully charged. If the voltage falls below 12.5V, charge it immediately or the battery runs the risk of sulfation. Polaris recommends using a BatteryMINDer® 12V 1.5 AMP Convertible charger.
To check the regulator, connect the meter leads to the bike`s battery as it`s running. The reading should not be higher than 14.5 volts or lower than 13.5 volts. If the reading is higher, this means the battery is overcharged and you may need to replace the regulator rectifier.
A voltage regulator is a circuit that creates and maintains a fixed output voltage, irrespective of changes to the input voltage or load conditions. Voltage regulators (VRs) keep the voltages from a power supply within a range that is compatible with the other electrical components.
It is possible to replace only the voltage regulator on some vehicles – usually by disassembling the alternator to gain access – but because the other alternator components can wear out over time also, the alternator is commonly replaced.
There are two types of voltage regulators: linear and switching. A linear regulator employs an active (BJT or MOSFET) pass device (series or shunt) controlled by a high gain differential amplifier.
Alternator, 12 V, Part 4017099 is a 12 Volt alternator. It is designed and tested by Polaris Engineers through thousands of miles of field testing and hundreds of hours of lab validation testing to ensure durability and quality to make your riding experience as enjoyable as possible.
A bad voltage regulator can lead to the alternator undercharging or overcharging the car`s battery. Undercharging can result in a discharged (dead) battery, whereas overcharging can cause internal battery damage.
The regulator can be tested with a multimeter to check if it`s working properly: first, set the multimeter to measure DC voltage and attach the leads to the battery terminals. The reading should be around 12V or slightly higher; if it`s lower than that or fluctuates significantly, then the regulator may need replacing.
There are three types of Switching voltage regulators: Step up, Step down, and Inverter voltage regulators.
Without a voltage regulator, an alternator can produce up to 250 volts. This is enough to ruin the car`s battery and electrical system. The voltage regulator is normally located within or on the rear of the alternator housing. You might be able to drive with a defective voltage regulator for a while, but not for long.
Other symptoms of a bad voltage regulator can include dim or flickering headlights, problems with the vehicle`s instrument panel, and difficulty starting the vehicle. Sometimes, a bad voltage regulator can even cause the vehicle`s engine to fail completely.
Alternator, 12 V, Part 4017099 is a 12 Volt alternator. It is designed and tested by Polaris Engineers through thousands of miles of field testing and hundreds of hours of lab validation testing to ensure durability and quality to make your riding experience as enjoyable as possible.

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I have a 2007 Polaris Ranger 700 XP its not charging the battery. I have run it the same way since it was new. I have to charge the battery every few days. Please help!

Thank you.

ANSWER : The voltage regulator keeps the battery charged so it could be bad but first, …
1st Make sure your battery terminals are clean and tight, loose or corroded terminals will keep it from charging.
2nd make sure the voltage regulator is plugged in, sometimes a vibration, a crash or sudden stop will cause a loose connection there.
3rd start the engine, put a voltmeter on the battery, at an idle it should read 12.50 – 13.0 Volts
if anything under 12.50, means the battery is not being charged at an idle.
rev up the motor to at least 2000-3000 rpm and see if the volatage increases. it shouldn’t go any higher than 14.9 volts or its over charging.

If terminals are clean and tight and you get a good reading (12.5 – 14.9 volts).
Then your battery is bad.
if you dont get those readings then the voltage regulator is bad.

If voltage regulator is bad, you can replace it your self, it takes a 10mm socket to undo 2 bolts and just unplug it, plug the new one in and screw the 2 bolts in .
test it.

ride it, your done.
Have a good one
Big Al

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I have a Scuba Pro X650a regulator. After having the unit serviced this winter I used it last month for the first time in St. Croix.

The first day of diving went fine. However, as the week progressed I noticed that when taking in a breath the regulator continued to trickle air at a very small rate. While not enough to be concerned about safety at this point it has become an annoyance both from the fact that bubbles continue to trickle past my ears and air usage has increased. This is an intermittent problem.

I had it looked at by 2 certified Scuba Pro Dive shops and they could not find anything wrong with it though one did lower the first stage pressure just to a bit to see if that would work. I also cycled the control lever position for “dive” and “surface” intervals to ensure that there were no sticking problems.

It does appear that the problem is intermittent and that it only occurs when the regulator is under water.

In addition is there a diagram in which I can use to troubleshoot this problem?

NOTE: this version of the X650 was not on the recall list of Scuba Pro.

Any help would be appreciated.


ANSWER : Strangely enough I had the exact same problem with mine.. I’m in the caribbean I love diving and spear gun fishing.. I had one of these a year ago with the same issue I actually wound up increasing the pressure to get it to work.. It wasnt muc use cause my air ran out at a faster rate. Was never able to fix ,, A buddy of mine had the same issue ,, wound up replacing the swivle vale and this helped for a week and then back to the same old .. I then changed to the Aqualung Mikron Regulator had no issues and it works great .. Quite frankly I think we had bad ones here but I’m not sure where you got yours. If you wish you can replace the swivle valve (most likely cause) but I’ll just change the unit and get another..

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Need to fix regulator for coleman stove 5410708
ANSWER : Just where the regulator attaches to the burner there is a small nut that may be loose. If you look closely at this and turn the regulator (stove off and hose detached!) you may see the nut hat turns easily. Tighten it and make sure the regulator does not rotate too freely, but still turns to adjust when attached to the hose or the smaller gas cartridge, if using that. Test carefully after this.

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Overcharging my 2006 Polaris 450 Sportsman is overcharging when rpm’s are in driving range over 3000rpm voltage goes to 18.5 vdc at idle voltage is normal at 14.3vdc
ANSWER : Sounds like the regulator/rectifier is bad

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How to voltage adjust
ANSWER : If it is adjustable there will be a 1/4″ or so hole under the label that allows access to a rheostat that is adjustable with a non metalic (plastic) small philips screwdriver. Turn small amounts clockwise for increased output and do not force ,it will be very fragile

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WANTED: 2010 polaris ranger xp 800 crew owners manual. Mine does not have one.
ANSWER : Susan563-You can find the manual for your Polaris online at: Link. You can then save it to your computer and/or print the manual. You may have to register with Polaris to access the manual. I you do , be sure to unclick the box telling them you want email updates on their products….those can be annoying.If you have found this helpful please take a moment to give me four thumbs up. Thanks!Regards,DIYpro

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2005 kawasaki 700 4×4 , fan not turning on, and heating up .
ANSWER : Go to a costome shot to get a switch sraght frome ur battery its the best thnig to do

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