Re: [DML] Why Volts gage not Amps?
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Re: [DML] Why Volts gage not Amps?



As a practical matter the voltage gauge doesn't tell you a whole lot.
Most people don't look at gauges anyway and would not know what the
voltmeter is trying to tell them anyway. I would worry when the
alternator light comes on! Most would notice the lights are a bit
dimmer than normal and then start looking at the gauges.
David Teitelbaum
vin 10757


--- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, mike.griese@... wrote:
>
> Voltage is a better measure of the capability of your electrical system 
> than amperage (current).  Amperage changes with load - turning on 
> your lights, A/C, blower, wipers, and radio will increase the amperage
> in the system.  Being able to tell if the voltage drops when load is
applied 
> tells you if your battery, alternator or voltage regulator needs
attention.  
> 
> You can run over-voltage if your voltage regulator has failed, allowing
> your alternator to provide a higher voltage than the system can handle.
> 
> --
> Mike
> 
> 
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