What Causes an Alternator to Overcharge?
The alternator in an automobile functions as a self-generating power plant that produces electricity. It converts alternating current (AC) to direct current (DC). It must supply enough electrical energy to the battery for recharging, along with...
Alternators that overcharge will typically produce excess voltage to the battery,
making the battery case swell up, become very hot and lose its electrolyte
An overcharging alternator can "boil a battery dry", so if your battery gets low on
... On newer cars it can cause a voltage surge which can fry computer
components. ... Any good repair manual will have instructions on bypassing the
regulator to ...
Apr 27, 2014 ... The alternator died (at least that is what I thought) as the battery kept going flat. ...
could be a problem with the voltage regulator causing batteries to overcharge
and boil dry. ... Then you will know if it is the voltage regulator.
Dirt and electrolytes between the battery terminals can cause a drain on the
battery. ... If the circuit is shorted the alternator will run full field and will
A malfunctioning external regulator does not disengage properly, which causes
the alternator to overcharge, AA1Car.com explains. This is the part of the ...
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? ... basically the
same thing but different, and I will not bore you with the details, ...
Nov 7, 2010 ... can a bad battery cause an alternator to overcharge? evidence suggests it can, ...
sure a dead cell in a battery may/will never show a full charge ...
You can destroy the battery if the alternator overcharges the battery. ... This
excessive can and will cause gassing and boiling of the electrolyte ...
Dec 2, 2014 ... Thus, problems in either one will affect the other. An overcharging alternator will
cause the batter to swell and/or leak fluids. This is a classic ...