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Date: Thu, 21 Aug 2003 16:19:54 +0000 (UTC)
From: amesnopsamrak.demon.co.uk (Andrew Stephenson)
Subject: Re: Battery question -- 1995 9000CS


In article <20030820231705.05573.00000278nopsam16.aol.com> lkrznopsamcomnospam "LauraK" writes: > On the Info display on the dash, I can get a readout for > voltage, mpg, miles left in tank, etc. > What does the voltage read? Current going from alternator to > battery or voltage coming out of battery? > [...] Extra to what others said... Try not to confuse voltage (volts) and current (amperes). Doing so can make it harder to track what is happening. Starter current drain (lots of amps) will cause a bit of volt-drop on the way from the battery to the load which is drawing current, due to resistance (ohms). All real devices (ie, batteries, wires, switches &c) have resistance; but usually this is low enough not to be an issue. Dirt or corrosion can increase resistance, however. Your battery may be okay. Bad connectors, almost-broken wires and such may be the problem. FWIW. -- Andrew Stephenson

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