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Old 09-18-2008, 08:25 PM   #1
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Default how does an alternator charge a battery

Hello again,
I've traced out the electrical configuration on my boat, I have a bit of work to do to configure it correctly but I now know that both the bilge pumps and the Mercathodes are drawing from the batteries all the time as they should. I am having a problem figuring out how the alternators are charging the batteries (1 or both). Can anyone shed some light on this.



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Old 09-19-2008, 04:45 PM   #2
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The voltage-regulator or boat-regulator, and not the high-amp-alternator output size is the key to all alternator charging systems.

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Pendreson..welcome to the zoo.....would you like to elaborate on the alt.???..

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