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200amp alternator install question

Discussion in 'Ram Trucks' started by shep28, Jan 18, 2011.

  1. shep28

    shep28 Member
    Messages: 84

    Got a great deal on a 200amp alt- $190 out the door.

    I have a 2gauge wire that I plan on running from the alt directly to the batt.

    The current alt to battery wire goes to the fuse box through a 140a fuse and then to the battery. Can I use both, the current wire in its current configuration and then also run the 2gauge to the battery?

    Does the 2guage "have" to have a 200amp inline fuse?

    Does the ground wire need to be increased to 2 or 4 gauge?
    Last edited: Jan 18, 2011
  2. nevrnf

    nevrnf Senior Member
    Messages: 456

    Yes the wire should be fused. DB electric has a nice kit for the HO alternators install.
    DB Electrical
  3. plowguy43

    plowguy43 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,264

    Please post up how you install this I'm interested thanks