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    Alt problems......FML!!!!!!!

    So i just came from advanced auto and got my electrical etc and i guess my alts about to take a sh1t. my alts not been charging worth a crap. i went, he checked batts where good but really in need of a charge & everything else tested good. He checked the alt and its only charging at 13.05 volts, & is regulated to charge @ 14.5 - 14.9 volts, also its internally regulated. so i take it that the alt is going bad. its not new or nothing i bought it used. Its a DC power HO 220a.

    Im curious is there anyway to fix it or whatever? im really a noob when it comes to alts.

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    Re: Alt problems......FML!!!!!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by bgowdy31 View Post
    So i just came from advanced auto and got my electrical etc. my alts not been charging worth a crap. i went, he checked batts where good but really in need of a charge & everything else tested good. He checked the alt and its only charging at 13.05 volts, & is regulated to charge @ 14.5 - 14.9 volts, also its internally regulated. so i take it that the alt is going bad. its not new or nothing i bought it used. Its a DC power HO 220a.

    Im curious is there anyway to fix it or whatever? im really a noob when it comes to alts.

    thanks for any help & suggestions,
    Get it fixed at a reputable local alt shop/send it back to DC to repair



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    Re: Alt problems......FML!!!!!!!

    External regulator



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    Re: Alt problems......FML!!!!!!!

    Also did they tell you that the regulator is ALL that was going bad? When I got my alt tested at oreilly's they told me the regulator and diodes were both shot.



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    Re: Alt problems......FML!!!!!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by dbeez View Post
    External regulator
    I didnt know you can put a external regulator on a alt that has a built in regulator...



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    Re: Alt problems......FML!!!!!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by T 2 View Post
    Also did they tell you that the regulator is ALL that was going bad? When I got my alt tested at oreilly's they told me the regulator and diodes were both shot.
    That im not sure. They really didnt say that. I just know it was only charging at 13.06v. Idk anything about a alt so.... Yea



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    2 SOUNDQUBED SDC2.5-15'S ~ 7.06 CUBE @ 37HZ ~ SHARK 2500(FOR NOW,2 STRAPPED LATER)@ 1OHM
    STOCK ALT ~ 1 STOCK DEKA & 2 AGM'S ~ 4 RUNS OF 1/0(2+/2-)


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    Quote Originally Posted by T 2 View Post
    Get it fixed at a reputable local alt shop/send it back to DC to repair
    Idk if we have one around here. And i wonder how much they charge to fix them...



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    1 KICKER L7 15 ~ 5.6 CUBE @ 38HZ ~ KICKER ZX1000.1 @ 2 OHM
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    Re: Alt problems......FML!!!!!!!

    Should be able to.



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    Re: Alt problems......FML!!!!!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by dbeez View Post
    Should be able to.
    Hm... Is there a certain kind of regulator or are they generally the same



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    Re: Alt problems......FML!!!!!!!

    dc is expensive... just found out my lil 140a bad too... check around might be cheaper or around the same price new or throw some change with it and upgrade...




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    Quote Originally Posted by basswiigee View Post
    dc is expensive... just found out my lil 140a bad too... check around might be cheaper or around the same price new or throw some change with it and upgrade...
    Ugh... Yea dc is kind of expensive. I may email them or something. Or get a external regulator for it. I may just buy a new alt tho idk. It will probly be a cheaper one tho. I would like to go the cheapest route possible tho lol



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    Re: Alt problems......FML!!!!!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by bgowdy31 View Post
    Ugh... Yea dc is kind of expensive. I may email them or something. Or get a external regulator for it. I may just buy a new alt tho idk. It will probly be a cheaper one tho. I would like to go the cheapest route possible tho lol
    i agree, my rebuild [140a] they want $185, for a new 200a only $230




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    Re: Alt problems......FML!!!!!!!

    Email dc and see if you can just add any external regulator.



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    Quote Originally Posted by dbeez View Post
    Email dc and see if you can just add any external regulator.
    I guess i will and see what they say. We have no alt shops down here so i cant take it to anyone....



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    Re: Alt problems......FML!!!!!!!

    I would call DC and see about freshening it up and going bigger. And quit being a cheapskate when it comes to your electrical

    If you own a DMM you can test voltage yourself as I wouldn't trust anyone, even for something that simple.




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