Father, Surgeon, Cantankerous Grouch
Steel Soldiers Supporter
- Brooklyn, NY
That area gets wet from rain and while driving. Unless that device is specifically waterproof that might be a very bad modification. Your 12V engine will stop in the rain. Better to install a two voltage alternator.Installed a 60A 24VDC to 13VDC converter. This will help not only with future accessories but help my mechanic and I sort out wiring up a Hummer H1 turbo diesel and 4spd drivetrain later this coming week. While I may end up converting it all over to 24V, this allows us to get on the road faster, by not having to swap out injection pumps and the TCU. Can’t use the IP off my 6.2 cause it hasn’t seen service since 1987!
I am leaning toward a full 24V system in the end, but have been meaning to put a 24-12 converter in anyway.
Wired it to the alternator output and ground. That way it is already on a switched 24VDC source. No need for a separate solenoid or switch.
You will also seriously miss your water for the wipers in Winter But also late Summer with the bugs flying everywhere.
Better to place that device under the passenger seat and next to the batteries.