I HAVE AN ALTENATOR THAT WAS TESTED AT IDLE AT ...

  • Tiny
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  • 2001 Hyundai Elantra
  • 207,000 miles

Hi

I have an altenator that was tested at idle at 65 amps. Is this weak or simply not under a load to increase the amps?

Friday, November 16th, 2012 AT 7:15 PM

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  • Tiny
  • Wrenchtech
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I don't know what you are doing to get that kind of output but you shouldn't be testing an alternator that way. It will burn out in a heartbeat when you max it out like that.

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Friday, November 16th, 2012 AT 7:21 PM

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