Alternators

gcddarren

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what kind of alternators are people runnig and how do you have them wired. straight to the battery?
 

cancinoj

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if i remember right, they have 3 wires,. one goes to the battery but needs a high amp fuse, that will protect the alternator and your truck, that one goes directly to the main fuse box and from there with a high amp fuse to the battery(s)

the other wire , smaller one or thiner, that goes to the fuse box too , but that one serves as a voltage monitor for the voltage regulator,

the other one is the malfunction indicator, you just need a little light bulb and a 470 to 500 ohm resistor connected in paralell with the light bulb,. one terminal to a switch +, and the other to the alternator,. that easy,.
 

cancinoj

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here you go, this is the way to connect an alternator in most if not all of the cases,.
 

Wild bill

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1 wire GM 140 amp. Big wire to battery, little wire to ingition 12v. your done.
 
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