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Old 09-11-2019, 06:52 AM   #9
BRENT in 10-uh-C
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Default Re: Checking generator output

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Originally Posted by barkleydave View Post
NO not correct... you should have a min. of 7.2 volts at high idle to charge the battery. That still is only a average amp charge of 8 amps.

6.1 volts is min. for a 6 volt battery at rest.

I disagree with 7.2 volts at high idle, ...remember we are speaking about a generator and not an alternator. A generator's output is directly related to speed of the armature. A generator will not produce peak output until the engine is at cruising speed (-1,800 - 2,000 rpm)
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