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How many diodes will a high output alternator usually contain?

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March 04, 2014 11:00PM

An alternator usually has 6 diodes in a full-wave rectifier for the main current output connected directly to the battery, and also another 3 for the secondary output to the voltage regulator, which feeds DC through slip-rings to the field coil in the rotor.