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Powering directly from alternator??

I have my car wired via the MAD Electric design. This design runs a 8 guage wire directly from the alternator pin to a power distribution block. You then run all of the high load electric items directly from that point ( In my case I run a fan, water pump, and head lights). There is a little more to the system, but that is the short of it.



The guy over at MAD told me it wouldnt affect the longevity or performance of the alternator. I have a few friends that tell me im basically full fielding the alternator and its going to eventually kill it.

Any have experience with this?

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I did mine like that MAD wiring but I recall mine takes 8 ga wire from alternator to silenoid. off same silenoid side i have 1/0 wire to + battery terminal then another 8ga wire going from this same terminal back up to front of car where old silenoid used to be ( i just replaced stock silenoid with studded terminal) Its not directly off alternator but from same point alternator meets battery wire at rear mounted silenoid, no problem so far after 2+ years


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I did mine like that MAD wiring but I recall mine takes 8 ga wire from alternator to silenoid. off same silenoid side i have 1/0 wire to + battery terminal then another 8ga wire going from this same terminal back up to front of car where old silenoid used to be ( i just replaced stock silenoid with studded terminal) Its not directly off alternator but from same point alternator meets battery wire at rear mounted silenoid, no problem so far after 2+ years
Do you run a kill switch?

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not nhra legal, mine is in line with the negative wire so it cuts the ground off.

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