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You can have a good alternator and still not charge the batteries if the connections are corroded in anyway or a battery clamp is loose or cracked. Also check the fusible links there should be one in line between the alternator to starter to battery circuit but if its pumping out 14 volts at 2000 rpm and wont idle for long afterwords then i suspect the ...


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It pays to get a Solar brand battery tester which uses a conductance test to evaluate how many CCA is left in your battery. That way you can decide when it is time to let go of the battery.


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Normally if alternator is good, car won't die even without battery. I suspect alternator. I suggest you to buy a battery charger and charge battery and buy a Solar BA7 tester to test how many CCA are left in your battery. After eliminating battery problem, go ahead and buy an alternator.


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NOTE: Much of your question seems to be a rant, so I will answer the last part, which seems to have gone unanswered to this point. According to the Battery University, a typical lead acid battery will lose about 5% of its charge every month (whether this means 5% of of the total charge when completely full - ie: 5%, 10%, 15%, etc, or 5% of the remaining ...


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You can try adding some high grade capacitors in between you battery and the starter. This would reduce/ stop the main power surge you are experiencing. Also the car was designed for a smaller batter assuming a standard stereo installation. You are obviously running competition grade equipment and this would most likely require that you add a much larger ...


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AC Delco's website addresses this: How do I read the warranty date code on my battery? The warranty date code is located on the top label of the battery. The first character is either a P or S. The next two digits determine the month, the third digit is year and the fourth digit indicates the manufacturing plant. For example, P 094N means the battery was ...


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I don't think a battery with a higher CCA is going to help, but a new battery in and of itself might help. I'd have it tested and see if it's voltage is where it needs to be. If the battery is worn out, you might be seeing the issues you are having. Putting a higher CCA battery will not do anything to improve your situation, unless the one which is in it is ...


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These are the maximum capacity of the leads. You should use the highest you can bear to carry or purchase, simply because the resistance should be lower (theoretically) and they will sustain a short circuit for slightly longer before melting. When we speak of current, it is not the leads we worry about, it is the load we are putting on the "source", ...


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Those numbers are the max that they can supply. Your starter will "automatically" use as much as it needs up to the max. If the starter needs more than those units can supply, the jumper will only provide its max. If your battery is only partly dead, i.e. it won't start, but the interior lights come on, you can use a smaller jumper than if your battery ...


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The amp count tells you the maximum amount of current that the equipment can supply. Eg. Your car needs 600 amps to start: The 1000 amp jumper can handle it. Your car needs 1200 amps: The 1000 amp jumper can't do it. You'll have to find a bigger one. Be aware that this does not apply to voltage. If you have a 6V battery and you connect it to a 12V ...


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The starter circuit should only draw whatever current it needs so the excess shouldn't cause any problem.


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Battery has been dead. Car self has click sound or tick tick. Jump start works. Push starts works. Spark plugs good or cleaned gap is good. Ignition coil is good. Alternator is good as engine is not going to stop. Lights/fan is ok with alternator current generation. Battery has been dead if is needs frequent jumps and push with in a day. Life time is two ...


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According to this (rather old) article, Exide uses the following code: Forget the first two letters The next three are the letter month (C=March) and day (28) of the month Omit the letter K The last number is the year it was made (5=2005 ... more than likely, depending on the age of the batter - If it looks older, it could be 1995, but that would be way ...


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5000btu a/c with a Honda eu2000i generator. Generator will run 8 to 9 hrs off 1gallon of gas. I work in the oilfield and sit in my truck all day. This is what I use. You can also run a phone charger and small radio with it.



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