Comment: Electricity for Camping

Members may be interested to know that , todays vehicles ( approx. 1990 onwards ) will give two thirds of their alternators' rated output at , engine idle speed . 90 percent is generally available at 2/3 of engine max speed , often lower .
So , to recharge a battery in a reasonable time period does not require a fast idle or ' brick on the throttle ' .

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Reply By: Member - John and Val - Wednesday, Mar 04, 2015 at 00:52

Wednesday, Mar 04, 2015 at 00:52
Thank you for that useful information. This blog has been here for quite a while now and there are a number of areas where it needs updating. I wasn't aware of that one though, so thank you.


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