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Old 06-13-2013, 03:24 PM
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Originally Posted by toystory_4wd View Post
I have your standard Briggs Dual Circuit alternator on the MULE. Two outputs off the alternator. One remains AC for lighting, one gets clipped to DC with a diode for charging. What if-

I were to ditch the diode, and run both circuits through the inputs of a bridge rectifier? Would I not then double my DC current availability? Are the two circuits in phase with each other, and if not, will it create a problem? Are there any other foreseeable issues with the idea? Thanks!
Assuming the alternator has two separate coils, the two would be out of phase... hook them up and you could get either constructive or destructive interference...

Why couldn't you just rectify the second AC output and then parallel them?