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#1 MR Simplicity 6111 OFFLINE  

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Posted March 10, 2013 - 04:16 AM

Hello all,

 

I am looking for a simple way just to charge my battery from the alternator? I am confused by the manufacturers method.

 

Thanks


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Posted March 10, 2013 - 05:44 AM

Not sure what you are working with engine wise but heres a generic for starter gens:

 

 

 

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And one for an A/C output

 

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Hope this helps

 


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Posted March 10, 2013 - 06:20 AM

Knowing which alternator you are talking about will help. Is it an automotive type? Or the one built in the engine? If so, what engine is it?


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Posted March 10, 2013 - 06:26 AM

Knowing which alternator you are talking about will help. Is it an automotive type? Or the one built in the engine? If so, what engine is it?

Sorry, i forgot to mention that. It is the alternator built into a 12hp Briggs. Thanks


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Posted March 10, 2013 - 06:39 AM

The last diagram I posted is for my 16HP briggs with the internal ac alternator for lights and dc output for charging.  This is a 1970 ish motor with a horizontal shaft.


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Posted March 10, 2013 - 07:24 AM

It seems Briggs used 3 different variations. Did you look at the L-head engine manual in the manual section? Wire color and size will help ID what you have and I think that manual explains the difference. Do you know if you have or need a regulator?


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Posted March 10, 2013 - 07:30 AM

Check out the L-Head Manual, section 7C, page 19 for different wiring diagrams depending on your alternator.


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Posted March 10, 2013 - 02:29 PM

It seems Briggs used 3 different variations. Did you look at the L-head engine manual in the manual section? Wire color and size will help ID what you have and I think that manual explains the difference. Do you know if you have or need a regulator?

 

No, i do not need a regulator as far as i know.







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