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Old 04-24-2004, 01:50 PM
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High Amp Alternator

Is there any danger in running a high amp alternator if I dont have all my high amp goodies installed yet? I plan on installing a dual h.i.d. setup along with a high wattage stereo and lots of other battery draining toys. I am ready to run my engine but I want to install the alternator now instead of waiting untill I have the high amp stuff installed.
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Amps won't burn up anything, it's the volts that will burn fuses if there is more than 14-15 volts.
And the alternator will only put out what is needed.
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volts will not burn fuses amps burn fuses if the load is higher than what the fuse is rated at. as stated an alternater will only put out the required amps needed to keep the battery to the correct voltage.
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Old 04-25-2004, 04:00 PM
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Amps won't burn up anything, it's the volts that will burn fuses if there is more than 14-15 volts.
Voltage is simply a measurement of electrical potential or force, similar to water pressure in a water line. Voltage alone doesn't do anything, it is the current (or actual flow of electrons) that does the damage when a circuit (path for the electrons to flow) is completed. 200 volts won't do anything if there is no current flow. As far as the original question, yes you can install the alternator now and add your accessories later.


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