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Re: Alternator wiring issue...
Thanks Gary.. to clarify, it's wired exactly as shown.. essentially D+ and B+ are joined 3 inches from the alternator plug, then that carries on to the battery isolator. With the isolator in line I suppose we're not 'directly' connected to any battery positive.... This is what makes me wonder if that alone is inhibiting my charging capability.
I have no problem going to a smart reg in any event, but I'm thinking this may be part of why I feel our alternator is under performing.
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