[DML] Re: how long will battery last w/ no alternator
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[DML] Re: how long will battery last w/ no alternator

--- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, "daviddlasvegas" <daviddlasvegas@...> 
> I'm going to try to make it the 3.5 hour drive to the shop to get my 
> alternator repaired. The alternator is putting out no power, so the 
> car is running off the battery 100%. If I am driving the car with no 
> accessories on, no a/c, and no lights, should the battery fully 
> charged last 3.5 hrs / 250 miles or am I going to get stuck?

My guess is you will draw 10 to 15 amps/hour.  My battery is rated for 
48 amp/hr so my guess is you won't make it.  Mostly your fuel pump 
draws 6 to 8 amps.

You can take an extra battery and change it on the way.

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