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Old 01-26-2005, 02:49 PM   #29
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Old 01-28-2005, 01:15 PM   #30
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I checked the cutoff switch I have and it definetly is a cutoff for the coach/house batteries. I don't have one for the chassis battery but that is on my list of things to do.

Another note about the new alternator I installed. It is not putting out enough amps/volts (not sure which one) according to the guage on the dash. It is reading around 12. From what I know isn't it supposed to be reading around 14? I am assuming and Alan reaffirmed this with his post that the alternator isn't big enough, not enough amps. If this is the case do I need to change it or just use it until it dies?

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Old 01-28-2005, 04:47 PM   #31
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Another note about the new alternator I installed. It is not putting out enough amps/volts (not sure which one) according to the guage on the dash.
It is a voltmeter and don't trust the factory gauges; they are good to see a trend, but not really accurate.

Got a good digital meter? Check the output right at the alternator. If you have an isolator you are loosing 1/2v at least there, more through the rest of the harness.

I would use the alternator you have and see how it works. Unless you really drag the house batteries down it will get them back up ok. If you do go with a high output altenator you have to change the wiring to the batteries and the isolator.


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