SailNet Community - View Single Post - alternator test - diesel engine
View Single Post
post #9 of Old 12-22-2009
Bombay Explorer 44
TQA's Avatar
Join Date: Apr 2009
Posts: 2,994
Thanks: 0
Thanked 84 Times in 80 Posts
Rep Power: 7
If no voltmeter at hand switch on all incandescent lights and any other heavy consistent load, look at lights, start engine and rev it up. The lights will brighten just a little if the alternator is charging.

N.B. Best done at night.
TQA is offline  
Quote Share with Facebook
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome