Frequent question: Where is the stator on a jet ski?

What is a stator on a jet ski?

The stator is the main static part of the jet ski’s charging system. Simply said, it’s a bunch of electromagnetic coils which generate electricity for the jet ski. This power is used for two main purposes; it feeds the ignition system and charges the battery.

Does a jet ski have a starter?

Just like cars and motorcycles, a starter is what starts your jet ski engine, and like anything else it can have issues. The starter relay is what transmits power to the starter motor from the battery so it can turn on the engine.

Should I disconnect my jet ski battery?

Removing The Battery

Contrary to popular belief, you should remove the battery whenever it needs to be charged. The batteries can be found in various places in a jet ski, but the most commonplace is still the engine compartment.

Why does my jet ski battery keep dying?

When a battery just sits it goes bad by sulfating. Sulfating is when the plates on the battery build up and cause it to lose charge over time. The same thing would happen to your car if you only drove it a couple of times a year, but happens faster for a jet ski because its battery is smaller.

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How do you check for a bad stator?

Insert each probe into a stator socket. You should read around 0.2 to 0.5 ohms. If you show an open circuit with the “Open” or infinity reading or have higher resistance, then the stator is bad and you must replace it. If these tests all produce positive results, then the stator itself is good.

What can cause a stator to go bad?

There are a few things that may cause a stator to fail. Too heavy of a load when operating accessories (winch,heated grips,headlights, etc). If working several of these items at one time (plowing/pulling/possibly stuck at night) you would overload the system. This could cause either the stator or rectifier to fry.

Why is my jet ski not going fast?

If your jet ski revs but won’t go, the first culprit most likely is something was sucked up in the impeller. This typically is some seaweed, rope, or other item. Take the ski out of the water and do an inspection. The second most likely item would be the wear ring is bad.

Can you jump a jet ski battery?

Jump starting a dead battery on a jet ski is OK if you are stuck in the water with a dead battery, but it is not recommended to do on a consistent basis if you have a dying battery. If you jump start your jet ski, you can risk damaging your sensitive electronics with too high of voltage.

How long does it take to charge a dead jet ski battery?

In general, a 1 Amp charger can fully charge a jet ski battery from zero charge in around 24 hours (or even faster). But it always depends on the battery’s charge level, condition, and type. Jet ski batteries usually hold around 12-30 amps; the newest models typically need a 30 Amps battery.

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How long should I charge my jet ski battery?

It can take several hours, sometimes overnight to charge a jet ski battery. How long you should charge a jet ski battery should at least be for 4 hours but I recommend letting the smart charger charge it till it’s fully charged.