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Old 09-25-2012, 11:07 AM
Bandem Bandem is offline
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Originally Posted by goat88 View Post
Well if you read the whole article on wikipedia regarding automotive alternators its says plain as day that they can self excite, the other "various sources" i used was to confirm that it was a true fact
Alternators used in automobiles are not self exciting. You CANNOT start a vehicle with an alternator without a excitation. hornhospital is 100% correct. In fact, i'm not sure, but I believe on many BMW's they have a minimum voltage requirement set to start, otherwise it won't even let you try.

I'd like to see a video of a car with an alternator and manual transmission being push started without a battery or some power source.

Last edited by Bandem; 09-25-2012 at 11:09 AM.
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