F-100 Voltage Regulators
F-100 Voltage Regulators
Though everything may appear to be normal on the surface, there is a lot going on under the hood of your First Generation F-100 from the moment that you start your vehicle until the time that you arrive at your destination. Speaking of the starting process, have you ever wondered what enables your battery to build a charge that will eventually proceed to the spark plugs and ignite the fuel/air mixture in the cylinders? In addition to your alternator, the F-100 voltage regulator plays an essential role in the charging process.
Obviously, the alternator is what provides the actual voltage to the battery, but it is up to the F-100 voltage regulator to determine whether said voltage actually reaches the battery or not. Whenever charging or when the vehicle is running, Ford truck batteries need to be kept between 13.5 and 14.5 volts, and it is up to the F-100 voltage regulator to maintain the status quo.
If your vehicle’s battery is at 14.5 volts, the Ford F100 voltage regulator causes a break in current to stop the battery from charging or shuts the alternator down completely. This is meant to prevent the battery from overcharging or even potentially exploding. However, if the battery drops below 13.5 volts, playing the role of traffic cop, your trusty F100 voltage regulator begins to allow current through again, in order to fully charge up the battery.
Due to the vast amount of electric current flowing and scorching hot temperatures within the engine bay, your Ford F100 voltage regulator from the factory will eventually succumb to all of those years of wear and tear. Rather than taking your chances with outdated and potentially dysfunctional equipment, it would behoove you to locate a replacement F100 voltage regulator as soon as possible.
Find the Best F-100 Voltage Regulators at CJ’s
Are you rebuilding your First Generation Ford F-100’s ignition system? If so, it is important to select the proper alternator for your truck! If you are seeking a new alternator, it would be a good idea to purchase an OE Ford F-100 voltage regulator at the same time. Luckily for you, CJ’s is your one-stop-shop for the best F100 voltage regulators around!
In order to serve as many Ford truck fans as possible, CJ’s proudly offers both six and 12-volt F100 voltage regulators. The reproduction F100 voltage regulators from CJ’s will directly replace your outdated component from the factory and ensure that the electrical system in your classic truck continues to function properly for many years to come. Be sure to note your truck’s specific year before you purchase a replacement F-100 voltage regulator from CJ’s.
In addition to new voltage regulators for F100s, CJ’s sells voltage regulator socket assemblies that should correct any connectivity issues that you may be having. These are full assemblies that will help ensure you have a good, strong socket housing and new contacts for better connectivity.