on our trip around the atlantic from Norway
we are now in Boston and up till now we haven't had a working alternator
(thats how energy efficient and good our solar panels
). Now we are heading over to the Azores
and we bought one here i the US.
It should be noted that I installed 90% of the electrical
components, wires and so on in my boat so i'm fairly skilled in installing electrical
stuff, but not alternators.
Question 1: Since the last one wasn't wired up i'm clueless about which terminal goes to what kind of cable.
The terminals clockwise from the one with yellow wire:
Do you agree with me that the regulator
on the alternator
Here is all the information I got from the dealer:
Do you agree with me that the regulator on the alternator is N-type:
Here is all the information I got from the dealer about the regulator:
OEM(s): Paris Rhone, Valeo
Set Point: 14.3
Includes Brush Holder?: Yes
Circuit Type: A-Circuit
Includes Rectifier?: No
Includes Tolerance Ring?: No
Application: Paris Rhone Alternators
When it says "polariy: Negative" does this mean N-type?
I only now discovered that it says that it does not include rectifier! Does this mean it produces AC? Which would suck.
How important is it to buy a smart regulator for the alternator? I know it would help quite a bit on the efficiency, but we have only a four days before leave for the Atlantic, so it would be difficult to get one i suspect (here in Boston).
Thanks guys for the help!