Yesterday's Tractor Co. Parts for Farm Tractors - Compare our Prices!
Click Here or call 800-853-2651 
   Allis Chalmers Case Farmall IH Ford 9N,2N,8N Ford
   Ferguson John Deere Massey Ferguson Minn. Moline Oliver
 FAQFAQ   SearchSearch   MemberlistMemberlist   UsergroupsUsergroups   Traditional YT Forum ViewClassic View   RegisterRegister 
 ProfileProfile   Log in to check your private messagesLog in to check your private messages   Log inLog in 

53 NAA - battery hooked up wrong


 
Post new topic    
View previous topic :: View next topic  
Author Message
John-MO
New User


Joined: 25 Apr 2014
Posts: 3


Report to Moderator

PostPosted: Fri Apr 25, 2014 7:17 pm    Post subject: 53 NAA - battery hooked up wrong Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Hi, have a 53 NAA, took the battery out for winter, reconnected a couple weeks ago and forgot its a positive ground (6-volt). Unfortunately I started the tractor and ran for a couple minutes before I realized my mistake. The ammeter was registering a negative charge. Immediately stopped the engine, hooked battery up correctly but now the ammeter reads either no charge, or very slight negative charge when engine at high idle. It usually registers a slight + charge when running. Could I have damaged voltage regulator or generator with the battery hooked up wrong? Thanks for any advice.
 
Back to top
View user's profile
sunbeam
Regular


Joined: 18 Sep 2013
Posts: 243


Report to Moderator

PostPosted: Fri Apr 25, 2014 7:46 pm    Post subject: Re: 53 NAA - battery hooked up wrong Reply to specific post Reply with quote

try polarizing the system
 
Back to top
View user's profile
Royse
Tractor Guru


Joined: 17 Jan 2011
Posts: 7801
Location: Michigan

Report to Moderator

PostPosted: Fri Apr 25, 2014 7:58 pm    Post subject: Re: 53 NAA - battery hooked up wrong Reply to specific post Reply with quote

More than likely just need to polarize the generator.
A quick search here should get you the procedure.
If not, let us know and we'll help you with it.
 
Back to top
View user's profile
maxwell99
Tractor Expert


Joined: 15 Apr 2008
Posts: 2167


Report to Moderator

PostPosted: Fri Apr 25, 2014 8:19 pm    Post subject: Re: 53 NAA - battery hooked up wrong Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Are your battery cables color coded?

If you as the tractor owner made this mistake, if anyone else works on the tractor, it would be easy for them to make the same mistake.

If the cables are not marked, you might get some red tape and at least tape the first 6-12" of the. ????? Cable.

Now I am confused which cable is the positive, no wonder you got them confused.

Good luck and stay safe,

could hooking the battery backwards cause the battery to blow up????
 
Back to top
View user's profile
morris roessler
Regular


Joined: 28 Dec 2011
Posts: 85


Report to Moderator

PostPosted: Sat Apr 26, 2014 6:08 am    Post subject: Re: 53 NAA - battery hooked up wrong Reply to specific post Reply with quote

I'm sorry to say that I made the same mistake after putting the battery back in my 45B JD when it warmed up.Mine did not discharge,but amp meter just laid dead on zero.I polarized the generator and everything was back to normal again.Fairly sure that will work for you too!
 
Back to top
View user's profile
David G
Tractor Guru


Joined: 11 Jan 2008
Posts: 9811


Report to Moderator

PostPosted: Sat Apr 26, 2014 7:06 am    Post subject: Re: 53 NAA - battery hooked up wrong Reply to specific post Reply with quote

You should be OK, just polarize generator and go from there.

John T has posted many notes on polarization procedures.
 
Back to top
View user's profile
souNdguy
Tractor Guru


Joined: 20 Aug 2002
Posts: 53787


Report to Moderator

PostPosted: Sat Apr 26, 2014 1:00 pm    Post subject: Re: 53 NAA - battery hooked up wrong Reply to specific post Reply with quote

while off, flash bat to field for a sec and see what you get once running
 
Back to top
View user's profile
John-MO
New User


Joined: 25 Apr 2014
Posts: 3


Report to Moderator

PostPosted: Sat Apr 26, 2014 6:55 pm    Post subject: Re: 53 NAA - battery hooked up wrong Reply to specific post Reply with quote

I want to thank everyone for taking time to help me. I used a small screwdriver and touched the Battery and Field terminals of voltage regulator at same time with key on, got a small spark. I then started the engine and now ammeter is charging slightly positive. Used the NAA and trailer in doing some tree trimming this afternoon and the tractor started and ran great.
Thank you!
 
Back to top
View user's profile
Royse
Tractor Guru


Joined: 17 Jan 2011
Posts: 7801
Location: Michigan

Report to Moderator

PostPosted: Sat Apr 26, 2014 7:36 pm    Post subject: Re: 53 NAA - battery hooked up wrong Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Glad to hear you're back in business. Thanks for the follow up!
 
Back to top
View user's profile
souNdguy
Tractor Guru


Joined: 20 Aug 2002
Posts: 53787


Report to Moderator

PostPosted: Mon Apr 28, 2014 8:44 am    Post subject: Re: 53 NAA - battery hooked up wrong Reply to specific post Reply with quote

next time, you don't need to have the key on.

didn't hurt anything.. but also wasn't needed. bat terminal on the vreg was always hot anyway.
 
Back to top
View user's profile
John-MO
New User


Joined: 25 Apr 2014
Posts: 3


Report to Moderator

PostPosted: Mon Apr 28, 2014 6:54 pm    Post subject: Re: 53 NAA - battery hooked up wrong Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Thank you Soundguy. I'm grateful for the advice. I've been using this tractor for nearly forty years and for some reason forgot it's a positive ground. Three kids and sleep deprivation has that effect. Hopefully will not make same mistake, but good to know I can polarize with switch off.
 
Back to top
View user's profile
Display posts from previous:   
Post new topic    Yesterday's Tractors Forum Index -> Ford All times are GMT - 8 Hours
Page 1 of 1

 
Jump to:  
TRACTOR   PARTS TRACTOR   MANUALS
Same-Day Shipping! Most of our stocked parts ship the same day you order (M-F).  Expedited shipping available, just call!  Most prices for parts and manuals are below our competitors.  Compare our super low shipping rates!  We have the parts you need to repair your tractor.  We are a Company you can trust and have generous return policies!   Shop Online Today or call our friendly sales staff toll free (800) 853-2651.

YT Home  |  Forums Home

Copyright © 1997-2014 Yesterday's Tractor Co.

Powered by phpBB © 2001, 2005 phpBB Group

All Rights Reserved. Reproduction of any part of this website, including design and content, without written permission is strictly prohibited. Trade Marks and Trade Names contained and used in this Website are those of others, and are used in this Website in a descriptive sense to refer to the products of others. Use of this Web site constitutes acceptance of our User Agreement and Privacy Policy

TRADEMARK DISCLAIMER: Tradenames and Trademarks referred to within Yesterday's Tractor Co. products and within the Yesterday's Tractor Co. websites are the property of their respective trademark holders. None of these trademark holders are affiliated with Yesterday's Tractor Co., our products, or our website nor are we sponsored by them. John Deere and its logos are the registered trademarks of the John Deere Corporation. Agco, Agco Allis, White, Massey Ferguson and their logos are the registered trademarks of AGCO Corporation. Case, Case-IH, Farmall, International Harvester, New Holland and their logos are registered trademarks of CNH Global N.V.

Yesterday's Tractors - Antique Tractor Headquarters