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Old 06-08-2003, 10:22 AM
stevebfl stevebfl is offline
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Were you loading it when you got those output readings? A stable system will put out a couple amps more than what is necessary and no more. If you turned on 50 amps worth of users and only got 55amps, it would be what I would expect.

To get full output from the alternator it must be loaded externally (as the cars loads will usually be less than rated output - except for the cars made in the 80's)
Steve Brotherton
Continental Imports
Gainesville FL
Bosch Master, ASE Master, L1
33 years MB technician
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