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Old November 10th, 2007, 09:46 PM   #36
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Originally Posted by brimy311 View Post
There is No diode pack in this alternator. It is an Externally regulated alternator, so if you don't have the regulator hooked up you can get max voltage out of the alternator. No alternator puts out any form of AC voltage, because in order to get AC voltage you would need a motor with two windings.
The rectifier is what changes the current from ac to dc, your ford alternator has one. Its the part under the stator windings in your picture.

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