4. Alternator: general

To avoid damage to the alternator semiconductors, and indeed to many other components, the following precautions should be observed:

  1. Do not disconnect the battery or the alternator whilst the engine is running.
  2. Do not allow the engine to turn the alternator when the Jatter is not connected
  3. Do not test for output trom the alternator by 'flashing' the output lead to earth
  4. Do not use a battery charger of more than 12 volts output, even as a starting aid
  5. Disconnect the battery and the alternator before carrying out electric are welding on the vehicle
  6. Always observe correct battery polarity