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Re: [T3] Alternator Output


<x-charset iso-8859-1>Anything (car wise) should be able to recharge a fairly dead batter with a
10 minute drive to the point that you can start it again later.  Unless your
battery is going bad.

If your battery died going down the street then 1 of 2 things is happening.
The something isn't hooked up/working properly causing all the electrical's
to draw off of the battery including your spark.  Once the battery is empty
it would just quit. Or your battery has already completely died and that
"recharging" your getting done with either will not last, or will not work
at all.

Do you know how old the battery is?  Most battery last roughly 6 years.  But
this can vary depending on use.  Is it a newer sealed battery or an older
one where you check the electrolyte levels?  Where ever its being charged at
should also have capabilities of testing the battery.  Have that done as
well.  Once you completely drain a battery repeatedly and it has a chance to
sit, the ability of the lead plates and electrolytes to react is lost or
severly depleated.

Tony

----- Original Message -----
From: <jason.smith@sarcom.com>
To: <type3@vwtype3.org>
Sent: Friday, March 08, 2002 2:18 PM
Subject: [T3] Alternator Output


> Hey all,
> How long would it take the alternator on my 72 to recharge a fairly dead
> battery?

> I jumped it again and it died going down the
> street and now will not jump at all.  I took the battery out and am
getting
> it charged.

>  I was just curious, if my initial 10 minute drive should
> have charged the battery enough.
>
> Jason Smith
> '72 Fastback AT FI
> '97 Jetta
> http://jasontsmith.tripod.com/vw.htm
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