What is a stator snowmobile?

What is a stator snowmobile?

What is a stator snowmobile?

A snowmobile stator is an electrical component inside the engine that is responsible for generating electrical current for everything on your sled, from charging the battery to running the lights, ignition, and other electronics.

How do you test a Ski Doo stator?

Unplug the stator plug in down at the case. Use a test light and put the gound wire of the light on the case. Then use the other end on each wire. If the light comes on your stator has a short and it is bad.

How many volts should a snowmobile stator put out?

Your stator produces AC, somewhere between 24 and 30 volts. The voltage regulator will pass on somewhere between 13 and 14 DC Volts to charge your battery.

Do Skidoos have alternators?

So do snowmobiles have alternators? Snowmobiles do have alternators. The electrical system on the snowmobile is more like a car system and needs an alternator for battery charging and running accessories.

What does the stator do?

The stator is the coil of wire housed inside the engine case. A magnet on a shaft spins within the stator, creating alternating current (AC). That current travels along fairly heavy gauge wire through the case and into the rectifier/regulator which converts it to DC power, and at a consistent output.

How do you know if your stator is bad on a snowmobile?

The most obvious symptoms of a bad motorcycle stator include no spark, weak spark, or intermittent spark (also known as misfiring). Hard starts and a poorly running engine can also be clues that your stator needs to be rebuilt or replaced.

How do you test a snowmobile voltage regulator?

To check it, start the sled and attach an electrical multitester’s red lead to the regulator’s yellow wire, ground the tester’s black wire and then gradually increase engine speed up to 3,000 rpm. Voltage should not exceed 14 volts, but with a blown regulator, it might show 14 volts at idle.

Are snowmobile lights AC or DC?

Bulbs on the sled are same type as automotive as in DC type. Daag44 said: ETECs use only DC. Only the fanners were left with headlights powered by AC.

How does a snowmobile charge its battery?

The voltage must be slightly higher than that of the battery to be able to charge the battery. The magnetos on most snowmobile engines mount charging coils to power the ignition systems, and lighting coils to power all other electrical devices.

What is a magneto on a snowmobile?

Magneto is the common name used when describing a permanent magnet to produce alternating current. That AC current is sent to a rectifier that converts it to DC power which, which is sent to all of the electrical components on the sled.

Does a stator charge a battery?

When using a riding lawn mower, the stator keeps the battery charged while it’s on. On top of the engine, above the flywheel, is the stator. In time, the flywheel rotates over the top of the stator with enough energy generated to charge the battery, which returns back to the flywheel when it should get charged.