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Explain the numbers for this alternator?

Discussion in 'Explorer Audio & Navigation' started by Nozler, October 3, 2002.

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    1. Nozler

      Nozler New Member

      April 19, 2001
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      '96 XLT
      I was told by Mr. Alternator that I have the 130A alternator. Is that peak? If so, what is idle?
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    3. Robb

      Robb Explorer Addict

      February 13, 2002
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      That means that the alternator is capable of producing 130 amps if you have enough electrical stuff "pulling" 130 amps. It only puts out what other stuff is asking for. A good 130a alternator and good wiring system should be able to produce that even at idle.


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