I'm still working on the alternator wiring
. But I'm following advice given on this forum and intend putting in a 100A ANL fuse within 7 inches of the battery
. (I should have the fuse holder any day now and I have two spares which arrived yesterday)
Now I'm considering an ammeter to check the output of the alternator
. But I figure that will depend on the state of charge of the batteries
as well as any load on the batteries
. Is the ammeter really necessary or of any use?
If I want to put the 100A ammeter on the switch panel with all the other instruments I have concluded I need to "wire in" a 100A shunt between the alternator and the ANL fuse and then take two light wires up to the ammeter on the switch board. (My alternator is 24V 60A)
I would appreciate comments on what I am planning.
I have worked out the three wires on the alternator.
Some people may find this helpful.
Alternator Terminals Explained