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Alternator Voltage Booster by TbirdMarc
Started on: 01-14-2014 03:57 PM
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Last post by: TbirdMarc on 01-15-2014 11:48 AM
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I saw this on zzp webpage:

http://shop.zzperformance.c...Voltage-Booster.aspx

I will be putting a low mount alt bracket on my 3800sc motor which uses a stock Fiero alternator. Are the plugs the same between the stock Fiero and 3800 alternators. I would like to use this gizmo on my swap.
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It seems like a good idea at first glance. The ignition probable is getting the most benefit from the higher voltage. The battery won't like it for long. Windows will operate faster. All the lights will have a shorter life. More voltage isn't good for everything. If you want to boost your ignition, Kenne Bell has an ignition booster. It raises the voltage to just the ignition. It could be tied into off road lights/headlights or windows with a relay. I think it is safer to just raise the voltage on only the things that might benefit from it.

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First read my Cave, Alternator Sense including link at bottom.

My guess is their messing w/ sense wire. 0.6v means they likely just adding a diode.

Problem is fooling w/ sense wire often hides other problems, like Most issues this "fixes" can be iffy ground(s).
example, Brighter HL... See my Cave, Headlights

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You can do the exact same thing with a 1N4000 or any of the 1N400X diodes in the reference line. These doides have a constant .6 volt drop across the junction, so one in line gives a .6 volt increase and two in line gives a 1.2 volt increase. Larry

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Originally posted by trotterlg:

You can do the exact same thing with a 1N4000 or any of the 1N400X diodes in the reference line. These doides have a constant .6 volt drop across the junction, so one in line gives a .6 volt increase and two in line gives a 1.2 volt increase. Larry



I will do that, thanks for the info.
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