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Old 16-09-2009, 07:25   #1
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External Regulator

just wondering what the best way to charge my batteries while motoring. i have a little 1gm10 with a 40 amp alternator was thinking of perhaps puttin gin an external regualtor is this worthwhile and if so does anyone have any recommendations. thanks all
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Most any auto electric shop that actually rebuilds things can convert an internal regulated alternator to external. I had one done while I waited and watched once, it cost me $15. You might not be so lucky! You may want to just pick up a Motorola 60 amp or so instead. In the lower outputs like that they can go pretty cheap. You need to know what case will fit your brackets etc. A good simple 3 step regulator will do wonders for your charging rate. I personally like the older Ample Power units.
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