Unless things have changed, the diodes are part of the alternator. The voltage regulator is attached to the alternator but the diodes are part of the alternator.
The alternator in any Ford has diodes. Is that what you are asking about?
There are 3 positive diodes and 3 negative diodes. The alternator produces AC voltage in 3 phase. Almost all car manufacturers import and domestic use 6 diodes. Diodes can be defective as either "open" or "shorted". An open diode reduces capacity of an alternator while a shorted diode causes almost no charging.
It's not a good idea to to run your alternator with bad diodes. These diodes rectify the ac power generated by your alternator and turn it into dc power. You will destroy other electrical components in your car and will end up spending more money than the cost of simply replacing your alternator.
You would probably toast the diodes in the alternator.
The diodes are part of the rectifier assembly that converts the alternator's AC output to DC. The alternator's charging output flows through six diodes in the rectifier assembly before it goes to the battery and electrical system.
A diode is a semiconductor that passes current in one direction only. The stator of the alternator generates three phase AC in a delta configuration. The six diodes are connected in a full wave bridge configuration that converts the AC to DC. At any instant of time, only two diodes are conducting, one to ground, the other to the battery. As the alternator spins, each phase takes turns, and the diodes turn off and on in turn as well. The result is a DC voltage with relatively little ripple.
Have the alternator tested. I would suspect one or more of the diodes in the alternator are bad.
triple diodes in alternator are bad
Yes, and internal diodes convert it into dc.
Diodes and rectifier