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Here's the type fuse I used on my amp and some bigger equipment I've worked on, the one here is a 200 amp but they've got to 300

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Here's the type fuse I used on my amp and some bigger equipment I've worked on, the one here is a 200 amp but they've got to 300

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Thanks for that. Good info

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These are the type of fuses I like, I use em on my inverter setup ANL Fuse and Holder - DonRowe.com They are called ANL fuses.
The ones from Napa look to be the same but more industrial type housing, I like it.

I'm wondering how much of the Harness I'll be changing. I've already monkeyed with my battery set up. I have my dual batteries both on the passenger side. And I'm looking into stuffing an isolator over there too.

I've got a bunch of 6awg welding type cable, but I'm thinking I'd need to go bigger.

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Just a little advice.I am a Fleet manager for a large Ambulance fleet.We have several of those Alternators on our older units and yes you do get right at 200 amps out of them ,but they are the most unreliable things out there.I thought it was the vendor at firstbut it wasnt.I hope you guys get good service out of yours.As far as the wireing just upgrading the main charging cable to a good welding cable and you will be golden.
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I'm not trying to be a know it all but with two batteries at 850 amps each is 1700 and the alt power wire is tied right into the batteries would 215amps really kill that wire?
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I'm not trying to be a know it all but with two batteries at 850 amps each is 1700 and the alt power wire is tied right into the batteries would 215amps really kill that wire?
You're referring to the battery cables. The wire in question is the one from the alternator to the battery (starter solenoid)

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Yea thats the one i'm refering to its hot all the time with two 850 amp batteries flowing into it. I'm just asking if 215 amps is gonna kill that wire?
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Yea thats the one i'm refering to its hot all the time with two 850 amp batteries flowing into it. I'm just asking if 215 amps is gonna kill that wire?
I just made a 6ga jumper wire from the alternator to the Glow plug solenoid battery side, the load can go to the batteries through that and the normal alternator wire now.
The 200amp alternator also needs some longer bolts, a slightly longer belt and some grinding to the inside webbing of the factory bracket.... and other than that, it plugs right in with the same alternator plug!
Definetely worth the easy upgrade !!
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I wondered about buying a ford harness, Cant be all that tough to build my own. think using a fuse like for an amplifier would work? they seem rather healthy
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