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What wires go where on alternator?

Wiring Connections Exciter wire is connected to the L terminal of an alternator and is used to turn on the voltage regulator. Excitor wire is needed to generate the voltage required for the alternator to start running. The positive and negative cables are small and connected to the respective terminals of the battery.

What is D+ and B+ on alternator?

B+ is the battery + connection ( ie the main output terminal) W is the connection for a tachometer. D+ is the warning light connection ( without which it will probably not function) D- is the battery negative connection.

What is B on an alternator?

Locate the terminal on the alternator labeled “B”, “Bat” or “Pos.” All alternators have this terminal. The wire that connects to it is red and goes to the battery. It is a heavy duty wire as it has to carry high current.

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What does R and F mean on alternator?

The R and F terminals are the ‘Reference’ or voltage sense terminal and the ‘Field’ terminal. The color on the spade connectors doesn’t matter, you will have to use a multimeter to determine which connector goes to which pin. The R will be hot at all times while the F will only be hot when the ignition is keyed on.

What is C terminal on alternator?

C: (Computer Controlled) This terminal is an input signal from the ECU which controls the charge rate. This signal will tell the alternator when to stop/start charging. This terminal can be tested by connecting into ground and the Voltage Set Point (VSP) should show a voltage of around 12.8V.

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How do I test the exciter wire on my alternator?

Can you hook up an alternator backwards?

(2) there is no way to hook the alternator up backwards. You alternator has the BATT post (main (+) output) and the two field terminals.

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