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My new main machine is an Ariens 1024 Professional - 924120 - 00112. The unit has a light and heated hand grips. It also had a Tecumseh engine that went bad. The PO gave it to me as a parts machine. I decided to re-power it with a Briggs 14.5GT Snow engine. It runs great.


However, I have to connected the wiring for the hand grips and the light. Using my multimeter, I was able to determine that the power coming out of the engine was 12.6V AC. One red wire and one black wire.


I also used leads to connect a good 12V DC battery to the hand grip/light wiring and the hand grips warmed up. The light did not come on but it might be burned out.


So I have determined that the engine is putting out AC while the Hand grips are DC. I believe that I need a voltage regulator. The trouble is finding one with the correct connections. I could just cut all the wires and re-connect with my own connectors....


Can someone point me in the right direction to find the wire connectors needed? Am I on the right track with the voltage regulator?
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The hand grips should be a resistive load that does not care if it gets AC or DC - same as a 'traditional' light. Only LEDs and other electronics want DC . . .
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The hand grips should be a resistive load that does not care if it gets AC or DC - same as a 'traditional' light. Only LEDs and other electronics want DC . . .
The hand grip wire is yellow. Would you say that I could connect the yellow wire to the red wire and the black wire to ground?


The reason I had a voltage regulator in mind is because my neighbor has a similar setup. His Ariens has a Briggs engine with one black wire coming out of the alternator. That black wire connects to a yellow wire on a voltage regulator. Then the red wire of the VR connects to the yellow wire of the hand grips and light.

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The other end of the connector would be found on the tractor or whatever machine the engine is used on wiring harness.
The alternator in the engine was designed to be used "Non Regulated" so you don't need a voltage regulator to use it for battery charging-D.C.-red wire or lighting/handgrips-A.C.-black wire.
If you need the other end for your engine wire/alternator harness, you should be able to get that harness end at an authorized Briggs&Stratton dealer parts department.
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Please wire hand warmers correctly.......

They are wired in SERIES, meaning you will connect the red wire to one side of heater switch...
Other side of switch goes to one handgrip wire, then the other handgrip wire continues over to 2nd handgrip...
Then it connects to one of the handgrip wires, then the other wire is connected to the chasis ground .

Each handgrip is 6 volts, wired in series they will be 12 volts.

Here's the schematic, but has different engine wire coloring. From engine red is 12volt AC, black is chassis ground. The rest of schematic is wired like I posted above.


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This has been answered by the above members, but I'll summarize:
The yellow ariens wire is the hand warmers.
They're wired in series, meaning their resistance adds.
The factory wiring used the alternator ac output for both the heated grips and the light, but because both of these are purely resistive they can both run on DC as well. (note: The alternator output voltage *may be different for ac and DC).
Each hand warmer is about 6 ohms; total of 12 (in series). The factory 1156 light draws around 2 amps (can't accurately remember but that's ballpark).

If you know the applied (ac or DC) voltage use Ohms Law to find your total load, and, thus, the alternator power you will need.

Have fun, good luck.

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