Dynamo Regulators Ltd will be closed for business until 12th June. Sorry for lack of prior notice
Dynamo Regulators is very pleased to announce that it has agreed to licence all aspects of manufacturing and marketing for the DVR3 & 4 regulators to a Dynamic new Company. The aim is to complete the transfer during July. Unfortunately, due to changed circumstances DRL is unable to accept further orders for the DVR3 & 4 products with immediate effect. Please note that DVR2 availability is not affected by these changes. We are sorry for any inconvenience during the transfer period. Further details will be posted here when these are available.
(Soon to be available from a New Company. . . watch this space)
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The DVR4™ is a high output, current limited electronic dynamo regulator / cut-out to suit dynamos fitted to many classic cars and other vehicles. Current outputs in 4 steps of 8, 11, 16 or 22 Amps (310 Watts) are available to suit 6 or 12 V systems. The DVR4™ controls Continental dynamos where the 'live' end of the field winding connects to the output (61/D+) and the other end of the field connects to the control unit, DF terminal. (Sometimes inaccurately described as 'series' field.) The field winding resistance must be greater than 2.5 ohms. An example are the Bosch units used on classic Volkswagens and many other makes. Also for use on BMW and other motorcycles, including the Kawaski W1 & W2 'Weezas'.
Available in Negative and Positive Earth connection. The positive earth configuration suits many American cars with Type A generators.
This is a modern electronic 'solid state' replacement for the original electromechanical two bobbin 'CVC' regulator units and 3 bobbin type with separate current regulation fitted in Classic Vehicles equipped with dynamo direct current electrical generation. The DVR4 features improved performance over 'relay' types giving excellent charge voltage stability from the lowest revs to maximum speed, and zero low speed battery discharge into the dynamo. The DVR4 is electrically and mechanically robust, housed in a strong aluminium housing for good heat transfer.
DVR4 size is 60 x 42 x 18 mm. The unit produces only a modest degree of heat but proper mounting is recommended to limit temperature rise and extend its life. It is supplied with an adhesive thermal bonding pad on the top surface, for attaching to a flat (not hot) metal surface to act as a heat-sink. Alternatively a small finned heat-sink is available for the 22 Amp product to achieve enhanced air cooling. A pair of vertical holes, with 54 mm centre spacing, M3 clearance (3.2 mm diameter) allow a pair of screws as an alternative (or additional) means to secure the regulator. Connections are by flying leads of approximately 110 mm. Bared wire ends allow the customer to connect using their preferred method.
Compare our 'DVR' regulators with other products on the market: they exhibit no battery discharge back to the dynamo at low revs. By employing MOSFET transistors in the cut-out function the DVR3 & 4 generate far lower heat output than other units using ordinary diodes to perform the cut-out. The battery charging voltage is always stable (above cut in speed) regardless of your speed. Furthermore your dynamo will start up (and be regulated) with no or very low battery charge.View DVR4 data sheet (Adobe Acrobat PDF format)
The DVR4™ may also be employed as the regulator/cut-out with Siba or Bosch Dynastarts (with a separate starter solenoid if required). In its 12 V, 8 Amp from the it performs exactly the same functions as the discontinued DVR2-D, just a different shape package. The DVR2-D data-sheet may help with connecting the DVR4 in the Dynastart application.View DVR2-D data sheet (Adobe Acrobat PDF format)
We also stock a small range of useful accessories to accompany your new Regulator!