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thepest

posted on 20/10/15 at 07:39 AM Reply With Quote
Mazda Alternator regulator

Am trying to use an alternator from an MX5 mk2, it seems like it is ecu controlled. Does anyone know of any ready made (cheapish) solutions to use this alternator?

Here's what I found:

http://www.diyautotune.com/diypnp/apps/n76/images/voltageregulator_lg.gif

And

http://www.diyautotune.com/diypnp/apps/n76/usdm-mazda-miata-9900-18bp-mt.html
(Half way down the page)

And

Also found a regulator Package component L9911 DataSheet

With an installation example here:
http://tailwindbuild.blogspot.com.mt/2014/10/16th-october-2014-voltage-regulator.html

Looking for ideas and input/feedback from anyone who may have done something similar.

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theconrodkid

posted on 20/10/15 at 08:08 AM Reply With Quote
https://www.google.co.uk/search?tbm=isch&hl=en&q=kubota%20alternator


i have used these,cheap and plentyfull on fleabay





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ianhurley20

posted on 20/10/15 at 08:12 AM Reply With Quote
I had this issue recently. I am building a 1.6 Mk2 engined Haynes with original loom and ECU. The alternator didn't charge and after a lot of research I decided to swap it for a Mk 1 alternator and rewire the loom. Whilst wiring the loom I found a break in one of the wires to the ecu and after repair it worked so I didn't go any further. Had I continued with the original I was going to use the DIYPNP circuit, I hadn't heard of the L9911, if I had it would certainly have been the winner.
Let us know how you get on, I am sure there are a lot of builders in the same position as you.





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ash_hammond

posted on 20/10/15 at 10:58 AM Reply With Quote
The MK1 MX5 alternator using the same mouting IIRC and it is not ECU controller.

Mine charges fine with just three wires, 1 energiser wire, 2 two the battery (one charge wire and one sensing wire).







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russtik

posted on 20/10/15 at 04:07 PM Reply With Quote
I can't help with the MK2 alternator, I have the MK1 alternator for this reason (simplicity). However if/when this needs replacing I've been informed that a Suzuki Swift alternator is a better alternative, so that might be worth looking into?





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thepest

posted on 20/10/15 at 06:48 PM Reply With Quote
Thanks guys, I'm going to give a go at the regulator solution. Failing that I'll be using a regular alternator.
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thepest

posted on 22/11/15 at 07:35 PM Reply With Quote
Ok, I've done it and works rather well too.

Circuit of what I used is here:


I needed to take a pickup from one of the stators of the alternator to pass it to the IC.

Circuit in a 3d printed box:


Will post a Video of the startup monitored by a voltmeter in a little bit....

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thepest

posted on 4/12/15 at 08:51 AM Reply With Quote
Here's the video:

https://youtu.be/DbZzgvk2WyI

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