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Re: [Mgs] alt wiring question

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Subject: Re: [Mgs] alt wiring question
From: "Paul Hunt" <>
Date: Wed, 31 Mar 2010 09:25:27 +0100
*If* the STA lets the alt know the condition of the battery, otherwise known 
as the battery sensing terminal for the voltage regulator, then you can 
either strap it to the output or run a wire to the battery cable at the 
solenoid.  This latter way allows the alternator to overcome any volt-drop 
in the output cable under high current conditions and give better charging.

But Googling several posts indicate that STA goes to an external regulator, 
which is a completely different kettle of fish.  Or is used to drive a tach, 
which is yet another kettle of different fish.  Or the choke ditto.  All 
these are Ford posts.


----- Original Message ----- 
> STA I think is "stator" and that's the one I'm not sure about.
> I think it's a feedback for the alt to know the condition of the battery, 
> and
> regulate accordingly.
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