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VOltage regulator?
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Post Post subject: VOltage regulator?
Posted: Tue Aug 12, 2008 09:12 PM
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May i ask a question regarding wiring.



Do you really need the voltage regulator?????



Can i hook everything up without it??

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Post Post subject: Re: VOltage regulator?
Posted: Wed Aug 13, 2008 01:40 AM
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SURE! If you want to "smoke test" your wire harness and electro's. Shocked

Especially if your running a generator. At high rpm's I believe they can produce a fair amount of juice, WELL above 6 or 12 volts, (depending on your setup) w/o.
Most new altenators have a regulator built in. If your running an altenator, check the manufacturer to be sure.

Absolutely keep the regualtor in the circuit if the answer is no to any of the above.


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Holy....... you started another question.

Whats the differece between an alternator and a generator.

Well here is what i have, i believe its internal regulated, if not let me know



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Post Post subject: Re: VOltage regulator?
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Oh yeah forgot.

On the second pic the bottom bolt has a B+

The upper thingy has a D

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You have an internally regulated alternator there. All you have to do is run the B+ wire to the battery and the small spade terminal to the idiot light.


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Thanks..

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Posted: Wed Aug 13, 2008 11:32 PM
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Yeah Thanks Zyla! It appears - I'll double check IDing the square wall mounted gizmo - my Baja has both an internally regulated alternator AND a separate reg.!!!!! BTW Zyla, I just stripped the entire car ( still need to remove windshield & front fenders), and need to have it blasted. Recommend anybody?


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