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Old 03-30-2006, 11:20 AM   #31
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doesn't that REALLY tax your alternator? i only have a 105 in my car, i don't even know if they make a more powerful one for my gen....
no more then haveing your fog lights on with your low beems

when your low beems are on you have 4 lights.

with this when your high beems are on you now have 4 lights.

it adds like maybe 4-6amps more...
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Wj..not sure about the alternator and the amount of draw. It would need to be checked out for sure.


Here is that thread about the lamp monitor that I was mentioning. Lamp monitor issues with all 4 lights on
yesh up to $78 bucks for it....

wow its like 8-15$ in parts
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ill do some research on this.... what i really need is a car that has that so i can test....
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yes very true it is only 4, but my alternator like is about an eighth above the half line at idle, no accessories, with lights, stereo, internal lights, and air conditioner on it sits about a sixth above the quarter line....really workin..
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yes very true it is only 4, but my alternator like is about an eighth above the half line at idle, no accessories, with lights, stereo, internal lights, and air conditioner on it sits about a sixth above the quarter line....really workin..
you might need a new one, cuz i have a 105amp to, and mine is always at 14 or so
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Here an updated one, maybe this will help


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The current draw shouldn't be an issue. LIke Bandit said, your fog lights turn off when the high beams turn on... so, with the fogs, it'd be 55Wx2 + (stock) 35Wx2 (upgrade) 55Wx2.

With high beams, it'd be 65Wx2 + 55Wx2. Not a whole lot more current draw there.
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umm bandit,

well my alt is not "new" but actually rebuilt....but new in the sense of only 7 months old...
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you can see its pretty shiny from everything else

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umm bandit,

well my alt is not "new" but actually rebuilt....but new in the sense of only 7 months old...
check your grounds. might have a bad one, also my 88 Chevy Celebrity had a newish Alt, but it was bad, only putting out 40amps or so...
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