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Any of you guys have a volt-meter in your car or did any of you ever check the voltage output across the battery while the car was running? Mines 14.7 to 15.0 depending on the rpm. It seems sorta high but the Haynes manual says as long as it doesn´t go over 15 volts its in spec. The cars a 92 LX. Im use to cars putting out about 13.6 to 13.8. I figure I ask before I replace the voltage regulator.
 

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it should´nt be charging that all the time. or it´ll burn up your alternator, and boil your battery. as long as it does change it´ll be fine.
 

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18-02-2003 at 20:37, Ignatz wrote:
Any of you guys have a volt-meter in your car or did any of you ever check the voltage output across the battery while the car was running? Mines 14.7 to 15.0 depending on the rpm. It seems sorta high but the Haynes manual says as long as it doesn´t go over 15 volts its in spec. The cars a 92 LX. Im use to cars putting out about 13.6 to 13.8. I figure I ask before I replace the voltage regulator.
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Damn! I need that 14.7-15 volt output for my stereo. ;-)
 

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my battery is 4 months old and its over charging, (acid coming out of fill holes)
 

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I am convinced that escorts have a poor voltage regulator design, because I have seen more that a few that overcharge. Mine did it, still does. Worst part of the whole thing is that if you get the charging system checked somewhere, it will come out fine. Yeah mine leaks acid out the top of the battery, new battery, alternator - the works. Didn’t make a difference.
 

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Ok if anyone that new anything about automotive electric u would now that a fully charged battery sits at about 14.7 volts on a fresh full charge and if you dont run many accesories than it will stay there. :-o
 

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Mine charges between 15 and 16 volts, but according to the warning light on my amp, I don´t have enough current to turn it on. And if I turn things on that take a fair amount of current at idle, the voltage dips and the alternator whines like crazy!!
 

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you just put your voltmeter probes right across the two terminals of the battery? Do you have a high impedence multimeter?
 
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