|Dell (WA) said: (quoted from post at 19:24:48 02/02/13) Alan........despite the simplicity approach of the 1-wire alternator conversion, it would NOT be my first choice. Why? 'cuz you haffta jazz yer COLD engine to about 2000-rpms before the internal solid state gutts gitt turned on. Me? I don't like jazzin' a COLD engine, do you?. Yeah, you'll still haffta jazz the HOT engine too. The 3-wire alternator conversion starts chargin' at about 700-rpms. (1/3-throttle?) And besides the 3-wire conversion has an "idiot light" to help determine whether the engine is running. Unfortunately, the idiot lite is also necessary so you can turn the engine OFF. ........Dell, a 12V advocate for the right reasons, who knows 8-ways to convert to 12V and they ALL work the first time|
I believe this information is outdated, but that may depend on the alternator.
I purchased a one-wire from DB Electric (who also has the bracket), and it charges from idle on up. No need to rev the engine. This post was edited by flyingace at 14:37:16 02/04/13.