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Re: battery charging system light stays on????
That is NOT a misconception. Lets add up all those accessories shall we?
A/C or Heater ~ 20A
Radio (Factory without sub) ~ 6A
Wipers ~ 10A
Lights (Brake, turn, etc) ~10A
Anything I may have forgotten ~10A
Thats 66A. I bet anything the alternator is at least 65 amp (Prolly like 85 but not sure) and not ALL of those things are going to be drawing MAX current at all times.
The only way I can justify your statement CC is if the alt isnt working to full potential THEN and ONLY THEN the battery would be "helping out" the alternator.
Anyone who doesnt believe this "MISCONCEPTION" try this SIMPLE little test. As long as your alternator is in good working condition.
1.Start your car
2. Remove the neg terminal from your battery
3. Even turn on the wipers, radio, and A/C if ya like
The ALTERNATOR will keep your car running.
Secondly why are batteries rated in CRANKING AMPS and not AMP HOURS if they run your car? They are there for starting the car and the alternator takes over (If its working properly) after its running.
NOT A MISCONCEPTION.
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