BATTERY

2001 Ford Escort

Tiny

KGetz

August, 2, 2012 AT 5:50 PM

Is it true that when a car is running, the battery supplies the power to the car and the alternator recharges the battery as it drains?

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2 Answers

Tiny

KHLow2008

August, 2, 2012 AT 6:02 PM

Not really that way. The alternator supplies whatever current is required and the battery acts as a backup. It also helps to stabilise the voltage though the voltage regulator is the main controller.

Tiny

Wrenchtech

August, 2, 2012 AT 6:22 PM

The alternator feeds directly to the battery and reads battery demand to determine charging rate.

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