DVR4™ Regulator

electronic dynamo regulator & cut-out: current limited, field to live ('series')

DVR4

£71.00

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Current Limit Option
Voltage Option
Select EARTH Polarity

Higher Current & Custom current limit versions are now available:

The DVR4 is available with higher Current limit, 30 Amp & 40 Amp as standard, and Custom current limit (5 to 38 Amp).

DVR4

£81.00

Plus UK, European or Rest of World postage RoW includes Australasia, Americas, Africa & India!

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Current Limit Option
Voltage Option
Select EARTH Polarity
Enter Custom Current Limit

Please note that custom versions typically take longer to dispatch, up to 5 working days

Description and features of the DVR4™

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. Higher current, 30 or 40 Amp and custom current limit versions are also available at a modest premium. 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 to allow 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.

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 our DVR2-D, just a different shape package.

View DVR4 data sheet (Adobe Acrobat PDF format)

Accessories

We also stock a small range of useful accessories to accompany your new Regulator!

Our 'DVR' regulators may be similar in cost to some others but their performance and reliability is superior to these competitors. With the 'DVR' range, there is no battery discharge to field at low revs. The DVR3 & 4 generate far lower heat output than other units using ordinary diodes to perform the cut-out function. The battery charging voltage is always stable (above cut in speed) regardless of dynamo speed. Furthermore your dynamo will start up (and be regulated!) with no or very low battery.

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