system volts too high?
ssgacc at yahoo.com
Sat Dec 14 14:30:58 EST 2002
I was REALLY scared at 20 volts. I think I'd $hit the
bed at 22. What's up with the high cut on these
things? I would just chuck this POS in the can and
get either an Avinator-TM or a true Bosch rebuild from
one of the suppliers, but I needed one NOW and am with
this Autozone lifetime for a C note. On the plus
side, I can now swap an Alt. in 17 minutes. Including
recoating the connections with 3M contact goop.
--- scott thomas <scott at dreamtheater.zzn.com> wrote:
> i once got an alternator from a junkyard that was in
> really good
> shape; freshly rebuilt with the same asian
> regulator. Put out over 22
> volts at one time.
> The other box type regulators I have are from
> Europe. They put out a
> decent output at over 14, consistantly. The only
> problem is they
> won't fit unless the rear bearing housing has the
> flat side on it. I
> guess from early 70's castings, the alternators used
> this type from
> the factory.
> ---- Begin Original Message ----
> From: james accordino <ssgacc at yahoo.com>
> Sent: Fri, 13 Dec 2002 15:03:20 -0800 (PST)
> To: scott thomas <scott at dreamtheater.zzn.com>,
> quattro at audifans.com
> Subject: Re: system volts too high?
> I had to replace the Autozone "lifetime" alternator
> again (3rd time) because of a faulty high cutoff
> voltage reg. These are plain smooth black with NO
> markings. From Asia somewhere. It would rountinely
> peg my alt. gauge with readings as high a 20 volts
> the meter. Turning ALL the accessories on high
> solve this short term.
> Jim Accordino
> --- scott thomas <scott at dreamtheater.zzn.com> wrote:
> > Yesterday, I replaced my 200's tired alternator
> > a known freshly
> > rebuilt unit from a junkyard. The standard Bosch
> > regulator puts out
> > ~13.8 volts wheras the rebuilt unit on the car
> > (200q) had a no name
> > regulator and consistantly put out 14.5 volts, as
> > confirmed by a
> > separate voltmeter. Anyway, I decided to replace
> > brush assembly
> > on the newer unit with a Uni Point type. It's the
> > black rectangular
> > type that was used on earlier cars. My bearing
> > housing has the flat
> > in it, so fitment was no problem. I had a used one
> > from my old car
> > that put out only 13.6v. I had a new one in the
> > package. I put it on
> > and now voltage is going up to 14.9 at speed. Idle
> > is about 14.7.
> > Sometimes I do see 15v. I keep the headlights on
> > control the
> > output. How high is too high?
> > Next q- does the 110 amp 200 alternator have the
> > or 32 mm slip
> > rings? Where can I get higher output regulators
> > (14.4 volt models),
> > provided this new one is shot?
> > Should I just stick with the 14 volt Bosch that
> > on it? I'm used
> > to having the car with the higher output voltage
> > regulator, so I
> > don't know if the 13.6 volts is what I should be
> > getting.
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