What Is an Overcharge for an Alternator?
An alternator is a generator that produces alternating current. In a motor vehicle, an alternator, with a rectifier that converts alternating current to direct current, is used to charge the battery and power the electrical systems....
An overcharging alternator can "boil a battery dry", so if your battery gets low on
elecrolyte, making you add water to it, or if you car "eats batteries", you may have
Apr 27, 2014 ... The alternator died (at least that is what I thought) as the battery kept going ... the
voltage regulator causing batteries to overcharge and boil dry.
The alternator in an automobile functions as a self-generating power plant that
produces electricity. It converts alternating current (AC) to direct current (DC).
To understanding testing for overcharging or undercharging it is important to
understand what generates the “charge.” Inside the alternator there is a field coil,
Dec 26, 2012 ... So I had my alternator & starter, along with a new battery changed around March
of this year ... Car is a 1990 Celica Gts. Why is it overcharging it?
The reasons alternators overcharge include issues with the battery, drive belt,
alternator output, external regulator and type of alternator, explains AA1Car.com.
Dec 2, 2014 ... How to Troubleshoot an Overcharging Alternator. Cars are a complex piece of
machinery that the average person knows little about other than ...
You can destroy the battery if the alternator overcharges the battery. This has to
do with the regulation circuit going bad.
Nov 7, 2010 ... So, as he is a good mechanic, diagnosed it saying that the alternator is
overcharging the battery causing the bubling and associated oddities.