<VV> Charging disconnect wiring
corvairduval at cox.net
Thu Jul 29 08:01:30 EDT 2010
With the internal regulator model, just put the switch in the ""field"
lead. That is the lead that goes between one of the tandem blade
terminals and the +12V bolt terminal. I would switch it on/off at idle.
Run 16 ga wire, should handle the current fine. You might want to fuse
or circuit breaker the hot lead for safety at 15 amps. Of course you can
find a hot under the dash, switched with ignition is best, and just run
one wire back.
Others can provide a wiring diagram.
I used the term "field" above, but it is actually goes to the internal
regulator. It is not the wire that powers the dash light for a problem.
Sethracer at aol.com wrote:
>Oh boy - So many smart (at least about electricity) on here. I want to ask
>a question. What I would like to do is run an internally regulated
>alternator (preferably not a single wire alternator) on a Corvair, but with one
>additional feature. I want to be able to flip a switch in the drivers
>compartment to remove any electrical/charging load on the fan belt. It could be
>either before engine start-up, or after engine start-up. Two important caveats
>- First - It has to be safe, I don't want to set the car on fire and
>second - flipping the switch cannot damage any part of the equipment. I would
>like to be able to turn the charging capability on or off at any time, but I
>could live with having the stop and re-start the car before flipping the
>switch. I realize that much of the load on the fan belt is from the inertia
>of the alternator, but I am greedy for HP and I want as small a load on the
>cooling drive system while I am abusing it - uh, I mean driving it.
>So - where in what circuit does the switch go?
>C's the Day! - Corvair, Camaro, Corvette
>San Jose, CA
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