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Re: Running with alternator disconnected

Subject: Re: Running with alternator disconnected
From: "A.D.Smith" <>
Date: Thu, 15 Feb 1996 16:01:58 GMT
>>>On Thu, 15 Feb 1996, A.D.Smith wrote:
>>>> If you really must know, I've been running with the alternator 
>disconnected because
>>>> must have forgotten to plug it back in. I found out this morning after 
>>>> my battery 4 times and getting a new battery convinced the old one was 
>bust. Don't
>>>In cases like this the red charge light should come on, shouldn't it? 

Well no it doesn't. It should come on when the ignition circuit is live but the 
isn't running - ie just when you're starting up. It doesn't ever come on at all 
if you
unplug its power feed from the alternator.  I should have noticed, but I've 
been a bit 
preoccupied working out where to mount a voltmeter and ammeter. (James Fischer) suggests that a voltmeter and 
ammeter would
help; well, they're waiting to go in anytime now.  Does anyone have an ammeter 
in a midget
with alternator ? How big a range should I need. I've picked up a +30 / -30 amp 
Will this be enough, or will it melt at some inconvenient point ?


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