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Car Alternator, 2004 Citi Golf

  • We need to learn how we can connect to the alternator to have a continuous supply of current from the alternator while the engine is running?
  • How do we bypass the regulator?
  • In other words, we need two sources of power from the alternator, one to provide continuous power, two, power to the battery which will stil cut out when the battery is full.
  • Can you help please?
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First off, I am curious as to what you need those particular power sources for. Also from my experience regulators don't actually cut out when the battery is full. It actually just stops the amount of voltage at a certain point, in this case 14.4 volts, and stays steady at that fixed voltage. A helpful page could be http://www.autoshop101.com/trainmodules/alternator/alt101.html I think it explains alternators very well. It might not be exactly what you are looking for but I hope it helps. Let me know how it goes.
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