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ALTERNATORS, BATTERIES, AND CABLES

UNDERSTANDING THE INS AND OUTS OF YOUR ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
AGM batteries are thought to be superior to lead acid in battery life and cranking amps. Just like lithium-ion batteries, one thing you don’t want to do is let them go completely dead, as they can be hard to recharge.
PHOTOS BY JASON SANDS AND COURTESY OF THE MANUFACTURERS

The electrical system on your average diesel truck is both simple and complex. Many folks think of batteries as “the things that start your truck,” and that’s all the thought they give to them. However, if you delve a little deeper, questions emerge: How many amps do you need, do you really need two batteries, and when do you need an alternator upgrade? There are also other issues to consider, such as charging and maintaining the batteries, cable length and wire gauge when wiring in aftermarket products, and fighting corrosion resistance. More often than not, people who make mistakes with their electrical system do so simply because they didn’t know better.

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