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#1 Miniman118

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Posted 27 June 2020 - 07:40 PM

Hi all,

Fuel and temperature gauge are both reading nothing so I pulled my cluster apart and got the voltage regulator out now what do I do to it -I’m shocking with electrics so bare with please :)

Can I now just get a new voltage stabiliser and screw it in or doesn’t anybody sell them

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#2 71Green-Clubby

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Posted 27 June 2020 - 08:23 PM

hey 118, I fitted one of these to my gt last year arrived in a small box quickly fitted in minutes and works perfectly 

https://www.ebay.co....872.m2749.l2649



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Posted 27 June 2020 - 08:27 PM

Hi mate,

Will this work with a 95 SPI cooper

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Posted 28 June 2020 - 06:27 AM

This may help

 

http://www.theminifo...tage-regulator/

 



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Posted 28 June 2020 - 10:50 AM

Seems simple enough - I don’t have a soldering iron and the bits and bobs so that’s a pain,was hoping there would be something to plug and play on it

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Posted 28 June 2020 - 07:52 PM

Seems simple enough - I don’t have a soldering iron and the bits and bobs so that’s a pain,was hoping there would be something to plug and play on it

 

OK another option here is to but a normal stabaliser, eg;-

 

https://www.autospar...essentials.html

 

and mount that somewhere on the back of the gauges, maybe where that electronic conversion is shown, and then connect it with some wires are shown in that FAQ. I'd suggest insulating the connections & terminals on the stabaliser after making the wire connections.

 

On the Stabaliser, the case itself is connected to Earth (2 in the photo of the FAQ), the terminal marked B is the input 12V (1 in the photo) and the other terminal marked I is the 10V output to run the instruments (3 in the FAQ). I'd suggest using fine stranded wire and crimp terminals for these wires,

 

The contact points that are shown in one of the first few photos will need to be 'blocked' or insulated from each other as mentioned in that FAQ guide.



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Posted 30 June 2020 - 07:51 AM

Hi Mike Spider,
Can I use a 10V 1.5A voltage stabiliser, instead of 1A?

And wire it all up just like the post you shared, from “Guess-works”

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Posted 30 June 2020 - 09:48 AM

Hi Mike Spider,
Can I use a 10V 1.5A voltage stabiliser, instead of 1A?

And wire it all up just like the post you shared, from “Guess-works”

 

Yeap, that should be fine.



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Posted 30 June 2020 - 07:43 PM

I ordered them from RS online as per the link in the original post out of the 3 pins how do I work out what is what ie power,ground etc

Damn fiddly little buggers and I might ad I’ve never soldered before 😂😂
Simple job but I’m terrible at electrics

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Posted 30 June 2020 - 07:47 PM

Take the brand and number that is printed on the part and google it, you should be able to find a datasheet that will tell you.

 

Edit: Having thought about it, is there a datasheet on the RS online product page?


Edited by RustyAutoCityE, 30 June 2020 - 07:58 PM.


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Posted 02 July 2020 - 08:54 PM

Good point let me check that - cheers rustyautocity

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Posted 03 July 2020 - 01:28 AM

If it's in the TO-220 package (same as per the FAQ), the Pin outs are the same.



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Posted 03 July 2020 - 07:22 AM

Good point let me check that - cheers rustyautocity

No worries, takes any guess work out of it. Although as Mr Spider above says, the pin out should match if the package is the same.

 

It is a good skill to learn to solder, but if you do get stuck and want to send the bits my way, I can put it together for you.



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Posted 03 July 2020 - 09:02 PM

I might take you up on that offer to be honest !

Very kind of you - what would I need to send the binnacle,plus the regulators I bought etc

Easy enough to do I’m sure just haven’t got the bits to do it with at the moment etc iron I’m sure cheap enough though just sick of buying tools all the time 😂😂😂😂

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Posted 03 July 2020 - 09:16 PM

You would just need to provide all the bits you needed soldered together, as looking at the FAQ linked above it just screws into the Binnacle.






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