I presume by 'sense wire' you mean the additional brown wire, the
brown/yellow indicator wire should still be connected. Later Lucas
alternators didn't need that wire either as the voltage sensing connection
was internal, but having it connected does increase the current carrying
ability of the wiring.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Frank Marrone" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
To: <email@example.com>; <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Saturday, October 09, 2004 9:47 PM
Subject: Bosch alternator conversion notes
> I verified that the sense connection was not needed with the new
> using a voltmeter. It made no difference to the system charging voltage
> whether the sense wire was connected or not. This alternator appears to
> self-sensing like Bob described.
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