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post #1 of (permalink) Old 05-23-2001, 11:09 AM Thread Starter
 
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how many volts?

i just installed a volt meter last night on my zook.... it runs about 14 when all my electronics are shut off... i turn each on, one by one, and it goes down a notch with each switch till it eventually sits just above 12... granted, this is with the heater fan on full blast, and i rarely use all these electronics at once, it any at all, but im just wondering if this is the type of reading i should be getting... i know that in my dads chevy truck his volt meter sits on 14 no matter what electronics are put on it...

anyone have any info to clue me into what should be going on here?

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Re: how many volts?

Your dad's truck has a delco alternator on it.That=lots of amps,your suki don't.Thats why you read a lot on the board about alternator upgrades

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Re: how many volts?

Your voltage should be regulated @ 13.8 volts dc. As long as you are reading at least twelve you'll be fine.

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Re: how many volts?

thanks, thats exactly what i wanted to know

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