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Old 09-16-2010, 07:40 AM
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Originally Posted by supradupe View Post
This diagram is mis-labeled, the carbon brushes is built in to the voltage regulator. The semi-circle component on the upper right is the rectifiers which are soldered to the stator. Don't quote me saying it, you can verify it from other online references.
The caption of the picture clearly says:

- "Typical BOSCH Alternator", so this is a generic diagram for BOSCH alternator.

- "Carbon Brushes + Rectifier Combination", so in plain English, this means the brushes are built into the voltage regulator.

I cannot be more clear than this.
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