The red wire with ring connector connects to the battery post on the alternator, same post as the 10 gage wire running to the positive battery post. Right now I have the electrical connector hooked up so that the black wire coming from the harness is towards the ground as in the surface of our planet and the black wire with the ring connector facing up. From all of this I believe I have the battery wire and the 2 position from the diagram hooked up correctly and I have the 1 position hooked up incorrectly and don't have a ground. When they get hot, diodes pop, regulators clunk, and lights go out. Making use of this configuration requires the harnessing of the frame-mounting bolt. It's true that the reference sense voltage is now at the alternator output stud.
I also don't have an indicator lamp between the ignition switch and the starter for position 1. Anyone know of any companies manufacturing single wire replacments for my original? I thought you can hook up a one-wire alternator directly to the battery or hook it up to the starter solenoid? Factory Fit logo is a registered trademark. Trial fit everything, tighten the mounting bolts finger tight until you are sure everything fits nicely without binding. Open your vehicle's engine compartment hood and locate the wire ends you pushed through into the engine compartment. The wire that would go to my ammeter would be like a 12 gauge wire.
See it in Louisville next week the Street Rod Nats! It has two 18 gage leads, a white one blue on the wiring diagram , with solder less crimp connector installed and a red lead about three inches long with a ring connector. Yellow lead is not used. I'm just a Registered Professional Electrical Engineer with 37 years of experience under my belt. The more practical option is to install our to keep the otherwise ever-present light at bay. This connection would be on the same side as any load.
I'm sure Bill didn't mean to insult you though -- you are an exception to the rule here. The reading should be 13. I thought a single wire from the alternator to the battery positive was good enough. A reminder that your email address on your account must be valid and working to receive the reset request. If the module sees a reading of less than 11 volts, it will illuminate a warning lamp of your choice. Does the orientation of the electrical connector with the two black wires matter? This article will explain how to install the amp and volt gauges.
That only leaves the factory to wire quick connector to sort out. Note that passwords are case-sensitive. So be sure to , and sign up for your blue star today! Along the way, much of the wiring associated with the charging system was eliminated, leaving a much cleaner looking engine bay. Some alternators are connected using only one wire for the positive terminal, and the negative connection is through the mounting bolt that connects the alternator to the automobile frame. A mechanic and truck driver for more than 40 years, Lowell is able to write knowledgeably on many automotive and mechanical subjects. But each to their own. Tie all ot the other wires that were on the original regulator together.
Be sure to compare the tab-to-pulley relationship too. You can also forget about your Mustang's external voltage regulator, because this alternator is internally regulated with solid-state reliability. Use a keyed plug in connector for terminal one and two. Doing this will provide a little extra movement of the alternator when you install the belt and it makes things neater. If im not mistaken its a 16 ga brown one.
Powermaster makes an original replacement alternator, but I can get those from any parts supplier. I think this is how it works. Your position 2 wire with the ring terminal needs to attach to B+ post on the back of the alternator. When you look at the electrical system as a whole, there are a myriad of voltages present, each dependant on load and wire gauge and all are constantly changing. A Single Wire Alternator Wiring is one of the pics we located on the internet from reputable resources. He is currently pursuing a degree in English.
Tighten the bolt fully with a socket wrench of appropriate size. The white wire comes from the stator, output coil of wire to tell the regulator that the generator is working so it should turn off the dash light. If you use a one wire alt. The full explanation would probably run into a couple of pages - but most of it has been covered here multiple times and at least one time at great length. If you need greater charging capacity, Performance Distributors offers a Mr. Just make sure that you're getting good voltage at the fuse block, at idle, with all accessories on.
According to the diagram I have the Battery wire hooked up correctly. Not really sure why they put a ring terminal on the black wire. Use a wire brush or a scraper to clean the surface where you mount your negative terminal to the body for best results. A Single Wire Alternator Wiring - you are welcome to our site, this is images about a single wire alternator wiring posted by Alice Ferreira in Wiring category on Feb 06, 2019. If you have not yet received a password reset, please re-issue one here: This will send a password reset to your email address on file. The cable i have connected to the alt then to the battery is a regular battery cable, i have forgotten what gauge it is maybe a 6.