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RE: (ET) Charger Problem
Guess I kinda took for granted that the charger was separate from the
tractor itself - mine has a 3-prong connector under the hood toward the
front for the charger to plug into. The tractor came with a Lester
charger with a built-in timer. Later I bought a Lestronic II from a
local pawn shop and it plugged right in and worked fine - the guy at the
pawn shop sold it for $15 or $20 and he said he didn't know what it was
good for. Having the charger built-in would be rather convenient. Is
there some straightforward way to mount the charger in the tractor? Is
the built-in one effectively the circuit board from one of these
From: JAKrug EBAerospaceAndDefense com
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Sent: Thursday, July 01, 2004 10:30 AM
To: Elec-trak cosmos phy tufts edu; Habooly1 wmconnect com
Subject: RE: (ET) Charger Problem
I pulled the charger out of my C185 and put it in a milk crate.
This way I could charge both My E15 ( charger died) and the C185.
I used the 3 pin plug off of a mower deck to hook up the good charger.
My C185 came with a three pin receptacle wired in parallel the the 2
pin accessory power receptacle.
But on day I was not paying attention and plug the charger into the
PTO receptacle of the C185 and cooked the CR3 diode.
Does anyone know the value of the CR3 diode on a C185?
The E15 has not had any problems charging through the PTO receptacle,
It would be a great improvement to use the 2 pin connector and plug it
into the accessory receptacle or you could use your own add on plugs and
receptacle were the charger connects to the tractor.
I don't know if you consider this easy.
As soon as I can get a second charger working they are going back into
There are many posts in the archive on how to check the charger.
The first thing that I would check is if the Fuel gage jumps up a little
when you put the charger on and the disconnect has made good contact.
and lots of rusty parts
From: Habooly1 [mailto:Habooly1 wmconnect com]
Sent: Thursday, July 01, 2004 11:41 AM
Subject: (ET) Charger Problem
Is there an easy way to use the charger from my E14 to charge the
batteries in the E20? My E20 charger doesn't charge, but it does
sound as if it were charging. I don't know how to check it.