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My alternator finally gave up while I was on a trip last week so it's time to figure out a replacement. It had been acting goofy ever since I bought it but never refused to charge. It wouldn't excite correctly and it's probably not wired right, either. I'll get it out of there tonight probably and figure out what to do.
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I know that Shane Fedeli got a self exciting Leece Neville 160 amp unit that was specked for emergency equipment like ambulances. It would kick in and charge at idle rather than needing to raise the rpm's to get it started.
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The original alternator should not need to be rev'd up to start charging.
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The original alternator should not need to be rev'd up to start charging.
Here's what Shane got
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I installed a Leece Neville (Prestolite) 2800 JB alternator that puts out 160 amps max. What made this unit great is that it was designed for emergency equipment, so it puts out a full charge at idle rather than having to be spun up to turn on. As soon as the engine is running, the amps are pegged at 125 and the voltage hits around 14.2. The amps come down as the batteries get charged, but the volts stay up around 14.2. As I turn on lights and other accessories, the voltage will drop to 13.8 or 13.9. The Voltage regulator is a "14 volt regulator" with part number 102200
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The old alternator used to need a little throttle to get excited, but now it just won't get excited no matter how hard I try.
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