Why use a fusible link instead of a fuse?
Fusible links—also spelled fuseable and fusable—serve a similar purpose to a fuse.
Just like a fuse, the link is designed to handle a lower current (amp) load than the rest of the system so, in the event of a short or overload, the link will be the first failure point..
How do you tell if its your alternator or your battery?
If the engine starts but dies immediately, your alternator probably isn’t keeping your battery charged. If a jump starts and keeps your car running, but the car can’t start again off of its own power, a dead battery is likely your answer.
What would cause an alternator to not charge?
The most common reason that your alternator is not charging is because of a damaged alternator. The way to test if your alternator is damaged is by using a multimeter. You should carefully tap the alternator with a hammer when the car is running in order to test the levels and determine if the alternator is at fault.
How can I make my alternator go straight to the battery?
Make sure that it is bolted securely to the alternator mount. Attach a cable directly from the alternator output post to the positive side of the battery. This allows for full output from the alternator to the battery when heavy electrical demands are placed on the alternator. Wire the alternator controls.
Does the alternator connected directly to the battery?
In many other cars, the alternator output wire routes directly to the battery (or to the battery POSITIVE cable at the starter solenoid). And power-up wires to operate the dash area and electrical system will also connect at the battery.
Is there a fuse for your alternator?
Now that you know what an alternator is and how it works to power up your car, let’s get into the alternator fuse and the role that it plays. Although all cars don’t have an alternator fuse in them, the vast majority of them do. Alternator fuses are put into place to allow an alternator to operate.