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 Post subject: Large Capacitor off Alternator
PostPosted: 29 Jul 2019 10:14 
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Does anyone else have a large capacitor installed off the positive charging cable coming off the alternator? I have a 12000uF capacitor that is installed which seems rather large and it is attached tot he side of the engine bay next to the alternator? I have a W50 and a motorola MA12N600 Alternator with an external regulator ( I believe this is stock).

Not sure whether they are using this to smooth the output voltage or what.


 
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 Post subject: Re: Large Capacitor off Alternator
PostPosted: 01 Aug 2019 21:13 
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My first guess, is a zap stop cap to help with hight voltage transients. But probably a NewMar cap with it being that big, used to reduce noise between 60KHz to 100Mhz. There are other types of interference suppressers, used on alternators.

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 Post subject: Re: Large Capacitor off Alternator
PostPosted: 06 Dec 2019 02:47 
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I removed the capacitor and don't notice any difference. One less thing in the way.


 
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