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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old Jun 4th, 01, 05:32 AM Thread Starter
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I have a 1 wire alternator and wanted to know if the wire from teh alternator to the (+) post on the battery is the only wire I need. I see a line goign to ground on the diagram and was wonderign if I needed a wire for this or the meta casing touching the engine was what they meant?

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post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old Jun 4th, 01, 11:42 AM
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I think you got it, when you install it, it is grounded.the one wire comming goes to the battery pos+side. The alternator is self regulated.
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post #3 of 3 (permalink) Old Jun 4th, 01, 04:48 PM
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The alternator will be grounded through the mounting bracket. I just installed one - just one wire to the + on the battery. Make sure you use 10 or 8 gauge wire. If you're installing high amp ( 100+ ) then definately go with 8.

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