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One wire alternator?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by dontoe, Jun 9, 2005.

  1. dontoe

    dontoe 3/4 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    How do I make my alternators "self exciting" ?
     
  2. fatboy

    fatboy 1/2 ton status

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    I think you have to change out the voltage regulator to a self exciting one. It sences the speed the altinator is turning to turn on.


    IMO if it is for a hotrod I would do it, but if it is for your 4x4 it is better to have a voltage sencing one. supply on demand sort of thing, you wont have to worry about engine speed as much. I personaly just had problems with a one wire hook up and swamped back but that is just my 2 cents

    good luck
     

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