Re: [OMC-Boats] Alternator/Regulator/Battery

From: ANDY PERAKES <aperakes@...>
Date: Tue, 1 Sep 2009 11:39:43 -0400 (EDT)

That's what I was always taught.  The exception being when demand is greater than alternator output at idle (which it can be on some cars, but highly unlikely on our boats unless you added a mess of accessories and had them all running).  It sounds like you have a charging problem, but at least you're capable and on the (hopefully right) path.  Good luck!

----- Original Message -----
From: "BLDFW" <bldfw@...>
To: omc-boats@...
Sent: Tuesday, September 1, 2009 11:23:44 AM GMT -05:00 US/Canada Eastern
Subject: [OMC-Boats] Alternator/Regulator/Battery

Just a preliminary test this morning....  Having left the battery hooked up all night, the boat started right up.  Just to see if it would run on it's own without a battery, I disconnected the battery and she died immediately.

Now unless something is different about the boat setup, if the alternator or regulator were doing their job, the boat should be able to run without the battery.....No?

Dallas, TX
1970 Evinrude Explorer - 155 Buick V6 - OMC Sterndrive

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