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    New Cruisers post made me wonder about my situation even though I have read about this a thousand times.

    I have a quick disconnect on my battery which I use often. I have never re-polarized my system and it works fine. How come?

    You don't know what kind of car I have? Where have you been? It's a 50 Champion 6 volt positive ground, all original.

    '50 Champion, 1 family owner

  • #2
    Well Bob - I have a 12V system on the Transtar and I have disconnected the battery many times while completing various services to the truck - I also have never needed to repolarize the system afterwards - without any ill effects.

    I had thought it only applied where you disconnected the charging system and/or replaced the generator?

    '57 Transtar Deluxe
    Vancouver Island Chapter </h5>

    Mark Hayden
    '66 Commander
    Zone Coordinator
    Pacific Can-Am Zone


    • #3

      It works fine because the residual charge in the field coils is polarized in the correct orientation. You haven't changed out anything that would require you to do a polarization.

      Polarization is done as a precaution on a new part because you don't know what the situation is.

      Bob Johnstone

      64 GT Hawk
      55 President State Sedan
      70 Avanti (R3)
      64 GT Hawk (K7)
      1970 Avanti (R3)


      • #4
        Well, golly gee, thanks Mr. Bob Johnstone. That makes more electronic sense than the remarks about anytime something is simply disconnected.

        '50 Champion, 1 family owner