Opinions, questions, praise and valued reader feedback.
Opinions, questions, praise and valid reader feedback.
read with interest the diary piece in the February issue about Will Armston-Sheret’s Minor charging system problems. I’ve suffered a similar issue myself with failing alternator in a car with no charge warning light to let me know it was packing up... the first I knew was when I turned on the lights and the engine cut out!
Rather than go to the trouble of pasing all the car’s charging current through an ammeter though, why not use a voltmeter which is much easier to wire in? It doesn’t give you quite the same information I know, but if the reading drops below 13(ish) volts with the engine running then you know there’s a problem somewhere – hopefully giving you time to get home or at least pull over safely!
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