1. General description

The electrical system is powered by a three-phase 12 volt alternator driven from the rear end of the auxiliary drive shaft via a cush-type shock absorber with rubber blocks to damp out shock loads. The alternator is a self-contained unit which includes the diode pack to rectify the output and an electronic voltage regulator, mounted in the brush holder, to control the output which is used to maintain battery charge.

The starter motor drives through a series of reduction gears and a one-way clutch mounted on the auxiliary drive shaft.

Apart from a few components fitted to the more lavishly-equipped models, all models share basically the same electrical system; refer for details to the relevant wiring diagram at the back of this Manual.

Digital Multimeter