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2-engine wiring with one alternator removed

PostPosted: Thu Jul 28, 2016 8:57 am
by Thoy
I have a Next-12P from the early 90's running 2 alternators from separate engines. One alternator has a bearing failure, is locked up, and I can't get it repaired for a week or so as I am underway. I can get a new small alternator to put on to keep the belt the belt tight so the water-pump will run. My plan is not to have the new alternator wired up till the old unit is repaired. What do I need to do with the existing wiring?

Thanks,
Terry

Re: 2-engine wiring with one alternator removed

PostPosted: Thu Jul 28, 2016 11:20 am
by Coulomb
Your plan sounds OK. Just protect the field wire to the bad alternator so it doesn't short to ground.

Re: 2-engine wiring with one alternator removed

PostPosted: Thu Jul 28, 2016 3:38 pm
by Thoy
Just to verify, I'll have all wires disconnected

Re: 2-engine wiring with one alternator removed

PostPosted: Thu Jul 28, 2016 4:30 pm
by Coulomb
No, just disconnect the wire at the field of the bad alternator and protect it from shorting to ground or alternator output, i.e, tape is up.