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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-21-2021, 10:17 AM
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Posted By nkaminar
Re: Alternator Always Charging

On our sailboat the alternator was on the main engine, a Diesel. Most sailboats are set up that way. We had two huge deep discharge house batteries and a large starting battery. All were flooded...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-18-2021, 02:53 PM
Replies: 34
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Posted By nkaminar
Re: Alternator Always Charging

Alternators on cruising sail boats put out more than 65 amps. They are controlled by sophisticated charge controllers (regulator). They have a complicated charge cycle as shown below. They...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-15-2021, 06:29 AM
Replies: 34
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Posted By nkaminar
Re: Alternator Always Charging

How long has this been going on? Is it a recent problem?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-14-2021, 07:37 PM
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Posted By nkaminar
Re: Alternator Always Charging

Hook up a voltage meter in addition to your ammeter. Voltage should be at 7 to 7.5 volts while driving. The battery should be recharged within 5 miles or so and the ammeter going to 0 while...
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