2014 136” HR
What is it?
I'm interested in this too, as well as what you might expect from the standard alternator at idle.How many amps can you expect under normal driving conditions? Not at 6000 rpm
Gary, is it fair to say that when you're at +/- 50% state of charge it then takes "about" 5 hours of driving to get them fully charged?....cut....
I have two 220AH FLA golf cart batteries in series and have monitored the charge current on a few occasions. The most I've seen is 38 amps with the batteries at a pretty low state of charge, but this is only for a short time when the batteries are at a low state of charge. It quickly drops down about 20 amps or less.
Hi,Gary, is it fair to say that when you're at +/- 50% state of charge it then takes "about" 5 hours of driving to get them fully charged?
That's a long time, which is one reason AGMs may be a better choice for some applications. On the other hand it also confirms RDs point of view that a standard alternator may be all you need -- not much benefit to upsize to a higher capacity alternator if only pulling 20~38 Amps.
Obviously a larger battery bank, AGMs, or lithium batteries could change alternator requirements.