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post #5 of Old 09-27-2008
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the OP made a -good question. I am curious about it too

I've had the red wire coming out of my alternator disconnected once, with the engine runing, for over 1 hour, when I realized the batteries were not charging.

I looked around and found the wire disconnected at the alternator.

Nothing was damaged..the bateries, or alternator.

I have on other occasions, maybe once or twice, switched from Bat 1 to Bat 2 with the engine runing and nothing happened..

was I lucky? or is my engine good?

So one should not have any thing that charges the bateries when selectin 1, 2 or both??

I never did that in my whole life an nothing ever hapened.
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