what's there to turn up? everything there makes sense.. i think. battery
provides power to the car, alternator keeps batter charged, voltage
regualtor keeps the power output in check, and there will be a sensor there
somewhere to signal the guage on the dash what to display. the only thing
that doesn't make sense is the term 'generator'.. i'm not sure why a shop
manual would call it that, that's not what an alternator does. an generator
is a simple device, really.. and incredibly inneficient and weak. i don't
think they have used generators in cars in more than 25 years.
an alternator, on the other hand, is immeasurably more efficient when
compared to a generator, has slip rings instead of commutators, and produces
up to 120 volts DC via a voltage regulator and state regualtor.
">>measure voltage at battery >>if its 14.5 or more the regualtor is
ocked" --true.. but the regualtor is part of the alternator. thusly, the
alternator is "focked"
<email@example.com> wrote in message
> On Sat, 11 Jun 2005 19:32:46 GMT, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
>>On Sat, 11 Jun 2005 08:46:07 GMT, "ironrod" <email@example.com>
>>>An alternator is capable of producing more voltage than your battery is
>>>capable of handing. The regulator works by limiting the output. The
>>>time my brushes went the problem manifested itself by maxing out the
>>>voltmeter. Another place to look is at the alternator sense line, if it
>>>not hooked up correctly it could be signaling for max output.
>>alternator sense line
>>what a moron
>>its called regulated voltage ya FOCTARD
>>measure voltage at battery
>>if its 14.5 or more the regualtor is focked
>>ford does not have an alternator
>>the shop manual call s the generators
>>get some certification
> lets turn this up a notch