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Optima Causing issues??

Discussion in 'Technical Chat' started by ryrydtl, Jun 28, 2011.

  1. Jun 28, 2011 at 2:44 AM
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    ryrydtl

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    Hey guys, im not sure if this is somewhere on the forum but today i was told that the optima that i just got and installed may soon ruin my alternator. When i am driving my Scangauge shows that my truck is charging at 13.1~13.6 Volts. Should i be worried?
     
  2. Jun 28, 2011 at 3:15 AM
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    Mine charges in the 13s with the stock battery and heavy duty alternator that comes with the tow package. I have a Ultragauge to measure it.
     
  3. Jun 28, 2011 at 3:55 AM
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    My cig lighter digital volt gauge deal says same same..........
     
  4. Jun 28, 2011 at 4:10 AM
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    Are you using a deep cycle? I've used optimas for years and never had an issue. If you try to use the alternator to recharge a dead battery it will wear it out quick.
     
  5. Jun 28, 2011 at 4:45 AM
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    Then kick who ever told you that in the nuts.
     
  6. Jun 28, 2011 at 8:13 PM
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    ok cool thanks guys. I now have nothing to worry about. The guy was a car guy and thats just what he said. I appreciate the responses.
     
  7. Jun 28, 2011 at 8:15 PM
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    13.4 is normal alternator charging voltage. My car charges in the 14v area, you have nothing to worry about.
     
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