older cars had a generator ,not an alternator, but you can always use a battery charger to charge a battery
The alternator charges the car battery.
A battery charges nothing it accepts a charge from the alternator.
Charge the battery.
Charge it, replace it,test the alternator,Charge it, replace it,test the alternator,
You can have the alternator tested free of charge at just about any major auto parts store. By the way, a bad alternator will not "discharge" a battery - the alternator's function is to provide the charge to the battery. If the alternator is faulty, then it is not providing the charge necessary to keep other components from discharging the battery. I had the alternator tested and it was charging. If the alternator has a bad diode, it will discharge the battery. I replaced the alternator and everything is fine.
My advice is to charge the battery with a battery charger before starting the engine. You will be putting a heavy load on the alternator if you allow it to charge a dead battery. This could damage the alternator.
I assume you mean how long to charge the battery. You should never let the alternator charge a dead battery if possible. The alternator is designed to keep the battery charged but not to charge a dead battery. You put a strain on the alternator and it can cause a diode to burn out. Drive home and then put a battery charger on the battery to fully charge it.
put in new alternator but it will not charge battery. alternator was tested and found to be good. why wont it charge the battery?
That is the purpose of an alternator. The keep the battery charged and to run all the electrics on the vehicle. However it is never a good idea to allow the alternator to charge a dead battery. This will put a strain on the alternator and may damage it.
Usually it means that the alternator isn't charging the battery. Batteries store electricity and the alternator uses energy from the engine to produce electrical energy for all of the devices in the vehicle and to recharge the battery. If the alternator isn't working the battery will eventually loose it's charge and you will not be able to start the vehicle.
No, the alternator recharges the battery. Of course the alternator is turned by the engine.
Yes, the battery starts the engine, and as long as the battery is fully charged the engine will start. The battery will loose it's charge if the alternator is defective and not replenishing the charge of the battery but the alternator has nothing to do with starting the engine.
you need the alternator to charge the battery with no alternator when the battery drops to about 10 volts car will not run at all.
Repair the alternator to battery connections or replace the battery.
The official charge of a battery is measured by the specific gravity of the electrolyte. For a good battery and alternator, full charge is noted when the alternator output current is just enough to carry the load, plus a bit to maintain the battery, and the battery voltage is normal.
your alternator is not charging your battery..u need to get a new alternator
The battery may be defective and not able to take a charge.
With a battery charger or alternator.
is your battery Low or poor?? Charge your battery on slow charge for 8hrs to give it a good deep charge, Installing an alternator on a low or dead battery will ruin it and also not charge your battery properly.. An alternator is not a battery charger its a battery maintainer!!
Corroded or loose battery connections, loose alternator drive belt, defective alternator, or dead cell in the battery.
If the alternator is good then the battery is bad.
If the alternator fuse is bad, the alternator is not going to work properly to charge the battery. An alternator runs off the serpentine belt, with graphite brushes inside that conduct electricity to charge the battery.
It can depending on how much of charge that battery. How long it will run without the alternator also depends on the battery charge.
If the alternator is good and the battery does not charge, then the battery may be bad. There could be problem with the electronics. You will need to take it to a place where they sell batteries. They have equipment to check out the battery and the wiring.