Over charging

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Nick
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Over charging

Post by Nick » Sat Mar 14, 2009 6:03 am

I measured the voltage at the batteries with the engine running.
I got 38 Volts at idle and 52 Volts at normal road revs.
Seems a bit excessive to me!!

My jeep has the standard Hotchkiss alternator, but a FIAT voltage regulator, this was on the Jeep when I bought it, 5 years ago.
I'm guessing the voltage regulator, isn't regulating.
The AMP meter twitches when you blip the throttle, but never seems to move much.

Any ideas????

If I knew how to attach pictures I would put one of my set up on here.

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