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: June 27, 2018
Your Cars Alternator. The cars alternator generates electricity which is employed to preserve battery storage charge and to lend a hand in operating the entire the electrical accessories, which includes the ignition and the engine control systems. The cars alternator is belt-driven by the engine and creates an alternating current which is transformed to twelve volts direct current by means of the rectifiers or diode bridge. In contradiction to popular idea, an alternator does not continuously generate electricity. It sequences on and off at the same time as demand goes up and down.
The commonest cause for electrical faults in cars is the 'short circuit' which typically is caused by the so-called 'clashes' in the wiring system. Unless you are professionally qualified in the field of auto vehicle wiring (or mechantronics), you are advised against attempting to carry out auto electrical repairs on faults emanating from 'short circuits.' Getting things wrong here could, in the worst case scenario, see your car up in fire!