Battery Light Came On
Posted 29 December 2012 - 07:46 PM
I'm currently hunting my multi meter so I can see what state the battery is in. What kind of voltage should I get with cat off and no load and also at idle with load ? I ask only be as usr I know the smart charge system can give different figures than a non smart charge system ?
Throughout the day the light has not returned but I think it warrants a poke around.
I'm guess either a blip or something potentialy going wrong in the charging system.
what do you think ?
Posted 30 December 2012 - 07:31 AM
Posted 30 December 2012 - 11:01 AM
I found my multi meter here's my
12.47v with engine off.
14.18v idling with dipped beam on and heater on 4.
11.62v with above on plus heated front and rear windows, hell of a draw they take.
lol @ Susan Boyle joke.
Posted 30 December 2012 - 11:44 AM
Posted 30 December 2012 - 03:50 PM
Posted 30 December 2012 - 08:58 PM
I got one of those feeble looking jump starting devices for Christmas, I know jump starting a focus is bad as the smart charge voltage can spike and damage electrical bits. I'm thinking worst case scenario if I disconnect the smart charge system, which I think is that 3 pin plug on the alternator can I jump start it then safely ? Purely hypothetically speaking, I'm just curious if there is a safe way to jump a focus.
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