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Re: Alternator Woes - take 2

OnThu, 17 Dec 1998 11:05:41 -0600, Todd Young wrote:
>[ ... ]
>13.7 volts? I was out checking to see how much juice my headlights were
>getting the other day, and just for kicks, while the engine was running,
>I checked the battery voltage, I got 14.4 volts. I'm trying to remember
>if that is acceptable or too high?
>And if that is acceptable and I relay my headlights, running 14.4V to
>bulbs designed for 13.5 (or so) will shorten the live expectancy of the
>bulb, won't it? I think I would be better off to add a resistor into the
>circuit to cut the voltage down by 1 volt to 13.4V.

No, no, no. All is well. Celebrate and be happy.

DeWitt Harrison
Boulder, CO
88 5kcstq