17 years ago
output do you think it could put out continuously without drastically
shortening its life? The other day I put an alternator on a guy's truck
that had so many extra lights (metal filaments) the alternator was
putting out around 80 amps at idle. And that's without his trailer (I
think it'll add roughly 25-30A) hooked up. It's a 160A alternator, but
that still seems far too high for continuous use. He cooks about one a
So what would you say is a good ballpark number?