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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 07-03-05, 02:17 AM Thread Starter
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Bigger altenator

Hey Guys,

Im after a bigger altinator for my EF 6 - I think the standard one is a 110 Amp unit but after being on holidays for a week i came back and my battery was dead flat, I have a sizable stereo that draws approx 60 amp

the car had still been starting easily before my holidays, but will have to wait and see how it goes i think


anyway............... Has anyone got any ideas on who make upgraded altinators - I think there is a brand called revolution who make that sort of thing

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Hey Guys,

Im after a bigger altinator for my EF 6 - I think the standard one is a 110 Amp unit but after being on holidays for a week i came back and my battery was dead flat, I have a sizable stereo that draws approx 60 amp

the car had still been starting easily before my holidays, but will have to wait and see how it goes i think


anyway............... Has anyone got any ideas on who make upgraded altinators - I think there is a brand called revolution who make that sort of thing

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Go have the battery tested , 100 amps would power the world unless you are really greedy :_) ( what a .5 fared cap on the stero . )
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Re: Bigger altenator

Sounds more like a roo-ted battery to me.

If your alternator was not charging, then the charge light would come on and the charge guage would be low.

A cap on the stereo would not go astray, but 110 amps should be heaps.

If you desperately want your alternator improved (and want to waste your money), take it to Deerings or similar and get them to re-wind it.
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Re: Bigger altenator

was a new battery, my digital voltage block allways reads above 13v so maybe the battery is stuffed

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Re: Bigger altenator

the standard EF alt is way big enough if your stereo only draws 60amps..
On my EF fairmont, I had 3 batterys charging of the standard alt.. stereo was about 300~amps of current draw......

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