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Old 11-10-2017
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I thought that stating that it is in fact PCM controlled would preclude it from being called a "smart alternator".

Originally Posted by MightyMouse View Post
That's not what a so called "smart alternator" does...... they actually shut down periodically and the vehicle runs on the battery. Also the battery charge level can vary significantly from traditional charging systems which always aim for a full charge. As you can imagine this can cause issues with second battery systems so its a topic of some importance with some vehicles when fitting second batteries.