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mobile_bob

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Re: Lister HA and Brush RS1B generator
« Reply #60 on: August 27, 2021, 01:15:37 AM »
It came to me where i saw one of those little round things, not exactly the same but similar
it was in a 1950's marquette battery charger, it also had selenium rectifiers, and it had a breaker that looked alot like that round unit, it just had heavier posts on it, maybe 1/4" or so.

i got that charger given to me because it didn't work, got it working and had it around for years, all my buddies called it "R2D2" because of its resemblance  to the star wars robot.

always hearing "hey somebody know where R2D2 is?" around the shop...

i gave it to a buddy and i suspect ol' R2 is still being drug around to charge up someone's hotrod.

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Re: Lister HA and Brush RS1B generator
« Reply #61 on: August 27, 2021, 08:11:27 PM »
Yes the lacing of the that pair of wires is a work of art.
I wondered whether it might be something that measures amps as it is wired into the voltage /amperage display switch.
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Re: Lister HA and Brush RS1B generator
« Reply #62 on: August 27, 2021, 11:22:45 PM »
well darn

it might be some sort of power resistor, for voltage dropping? 

seems a bit crude, but if so, and it does the job, maybe it served a purpose
and allowed the use of some other parts that were available at a low cost to the oem?

if you feel so compelled, you might take it out and get more pictures of it, i am just curious
so it is not important to do so unless some function of the generator is not working properly that it might be related to.

if all is good, maybe somethings i just don't need to know! :)

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