Work of alternators
To power, the onboard network of modern cars, use two power sources: rechargeable battery and alternator. The first is used to start the engine, the work of some instruments and devices unwound the car, turn on the alarm.
Car alternators provide various systems and electrical equipment elements with the required amounts of electrical energy. Besides, US alternators, as well as their European, Asian, and other counterparts, are designed to perform the following tasks:
recharging the battery;
food for all consumers under normal conditions;
In extreme situations - joint power s...
Alternator and how long alternators work?
Alternators are some of the most heavily loaded units used in the construction of modern cars. As a source of electrical energy for an ever-increasing number of consumers, car alternators, in the process of daily operation, experience increased loads, which leads to their gradual wear.
Why do alternators fail
On average, quality power alternators are designed for 120 - 150 thousand kilometers or 4-5 years of vehicle operation. The relatively short service life is explained by the fact that automotive alternators operate in very difficult conditions with consta...
When purchasing a new alternator, many come with a new pulley already installed. There are however, some alternators that do not come with a pulley or you may be using a pulley that is different than the one supplied. In these cases, you will need to use the pulley from your old alternator. The following are some points to remember when exchanging pulleys to prevent any damage.
1. Place your alternator in a horizontal position, not placing any pressure to the end of the shaft.
2. Using a hex wrench, begin to remove nut by placing it in the hexagonal hole. Remember, “righty tighty, lefty loosy“.
3. Some alternators use spacers, it is very important for you to ...
Nothing is more frustrating than trying to start up your car only to realize its not working. We have been there at one time or another, but sometimes it just not clear as to what, if anything we need to replace. Batteries and alternators work closely together and sometimes it may be hard to tell which one needs fixing. Before running out to buy a new battery or alternator, take a moment to search for the real issue at hand. Don’t panic just yet! If you’re lucky it just might be a quick fix!
First, we recommend giving your engine a quick check by first inspecting your battery and its wire connections. It’s free and sometimes it just might be the problem. Months ago, my daughter ...
Like it was explained to us when we first started out, if it has lights or puts out music, it has an alternator. An alternator is an important part of the electrical system for your application and closely works with the battery and the voltage regulator. What exactly does it do? Its most important job is to keep the battery charged. The alternator generates, and subsequently gives power or electricity to your battery, so that it is always charged and ready to go to produce power to the lights, music, and items of that nature in your application.
So how does the alternator work exactly? Well, explaining that part sounds pretty much like something...