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I'm in the process of converting from 6v to 12v. I have a Ron Francis kit, and I want to incorporate the MAD remote voltage sensing terminal. My question is: is there an advantage to running the fuse panel feed wire to the MAD terminal, along with the battery feed and sensing wire? Or,should I run the fuse panel feed wire to the starter solenoid per the Ron Francis instructions, with only the battery feed and sensing wires going to the MAD terminal? My
alternator is a 12si, the #1 wire will go to the gen light. Thanks, Joe

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Assuming your sensing terminal is located closer to your fuse panel than the starter solenoid terminal is, I would run the fuse panel from the sensing terminal. Electrically it makes very little difference, but the wire from the fuse panel to the sensing terminal should be shorter. Also chances are that the sensing terminal is located in a more accessible place in case you have to separate power from the fuse panel whatever reason.

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"MAD remote voltage sensing terminal"

What exactly is that, I canīt find it at the MadElectrical website ?

Remote Voltage sensing at Mad.
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What exactly is that, I canīt find it at the
It's just a junction block terminal. MAD just calls it a voltage sensing terminal.

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Thanks Vince. The sensing terminal is about 6 inches away from the pass thru grommet on the firewall so the fuse panel feed wire would be about 15 inches long. I'm sure I'll have more questions before its done. Thanks again. Joe
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It's just a junction block terminal. MAD just calls it a voltage sensing terminal.

Itīs an "Insulated Terminal Block" says nothing about voltage sensing.
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