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



Remember that stock DeLoreans use internally regulated alternators --
 if the regulator fails (in either direction), most owners swap out 
the entire unit.

BTW: The alternator still needs a good battery to make 13.5 volts. 
If your battery is truly dead, the alternator won't produce a charge 
no matter what condition it's in.

Bill Robertson
#5939

>--- 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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