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Old 22-04-2014, 17:41   #16
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Re: Alternator issue

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Yes. The light is critical. Well, not really the light but the current that result when the circuit is completed and the light comes on. On yanmar alt there is a T plug that brings this to the back of the alternator. Read the earlier reference on alternators.

I'm going to have to file this away, because I would have never believed the excitation voltage would have come through the fail light, seems a stupid way to wire it, burn out a bulb and lose your charging system, wonder what the logic was?
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- do I realy rely on a bulb at ghe pannel? Is this normal? Or could it be wired differently, less prone to failure?
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