What Causes an Alternator to Overcharge?

Answer 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 e... Read More »

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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 batter... Read More »

What Are the Causes of Alternator Failure?

Automotive alternating generator systems provide electrical power to the primary ignition system and the secondary accessory systems through a negative grounded battery. The alternator is an improv... Read More »

What Causes an Alternator Not to Charge?

Your vehicle may be experiencing alternator problems if the battery is constantly dying; but when you have the battery checked for problems, it maintains a consistent charge. The alternator is the ... Read More »

Causes of Alternator Diode Failure?

The diodes in an automobile's alternator serve the same function as a one-way check valve does in a hydraulic system. Diodes allow electrical current to flow in one direction only, and are the ess... Read More »