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depends on what way you are testing it but you either have a bad connection between the alternator and the battery or your battery is bad and cant hold the charge what voltage are you getting

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Q: Getting enough amps from the alternator but not enough to the battery?
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What does an ammeter measures?

It reads the amps that the alternator is putting back in the battery.

Battery is fine but cold cranking amps are low and car hesitates when cranking?

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How does an alternator produce different amps?

It depends on the load and the voltage. In an automobile, a battery will typically have a voltage of about 12 Volts. If the engine is not running and you turn on the lights, the lights will start drawing current from the battery and the voltage will drop by a volt or so, depending on how strong a charge the battery has. An alternator will produce in the neighborhood of 15 Volts. If it is trying to push current into a system with a fully charged battery, it will only be able to push a few amps. If the voltage in the battery drops, the alternator will be able to push more amps. A completely dead battery will draw the most current (amps).

Why would your car have low amps and shut off on you?

Either the battery is bad or the alternator is bad.

Your Chevy s10 battery light came on but it gits 12 amps of power is this enough or should you look at replacing alternator?

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Why would the fans and radio no longer work after replacing the alternator if the fuses are still good?

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What causes the battery light to come on when the headlights goes on?

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