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Voltage questions

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by BIG*RED, Dec 20, 2005.

  1. BIG*RED

    BIG*RED 1/2 ton status

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    everytime I start my blazer the Battery guage reads low, and it stays that way until I "rap" the gas, and get the rpms up to about 2000.

    I have heard that this is quite common on older chevys, has any one else experienced this? and has anyone figured out a way to fix this?

    I have replaced all my wireing, (painless kit) and even upgraded to a "high output" alternator wireing package also from painless, and this hasn't changed anything.

    another question...

    Is there a thing as to much voltage?

    I have a slightly stronger than stock alt. its an 80amp alt and when I hook up the ol tester while the truck is running and i'm getting 15.1 volts at the battery. and when I flip the switch to charge both batteries at the same time, i get 14.8 volts at both batteries.

    is that ok voltage? or is that to much?
     
  2. dave_90_blazer

    dave_90_blazer 1/2 ton status

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    voltage is a little high, i wouldn't worry as long as it doesn't go higher

    is it a stock type alt., or a 1 wire(self-exiting)?
     
  3. BIG*RED

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    yes its a stock type alt, just steped up from the 60amp to the 80amp
     

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