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Connections for marine alternator?

Discussion in 'Engines' started by factorfate, Jun 28, 2021.

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  1. factorfate

    factorfate New Member

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    Hi, can anyone tell me what the connections need to be for a marine alternator?
    Three wires came off it but no idea what order to put them back.
    I thin B+ goes to the starter motor and another to the ignition light, and of course negative. Problem is I don't know which wires for which terminals.
    Thank you
    Justin
  2. Capt Ralph

    Capt Ralph Senior Member

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    It would help if we knew what model alternator. Maybe some pictures.
    Have you consulted your manuals?
  3. factorfate

    factorfate New Member

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    I have no idea what model. It's a Bukh engine. I'll take pictures when I am at the boat again.
    Also, the yacht is 1976 boat, no manuals.
  4. v10builder1

    v10builder1 Senior Member

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    Refer to "The 12 Volt Doctor's Alternator Handbook" book, currently in print.