Karl’s Korner 2017

Without disconnecting any wires, connect a DC-voltmeter (or multimeter) to the battery and check the voltage. Continue to start and accelerate the engine, while instantly watching the DC-voltmeter. The volts will slightly increase when the battery is being charged. If not, the charging system is faulty. After running for a little while, the battery will be fully charged and the charge will reduce to just a trickle charge, so best to check the voltage increase immediately after starting.

Please note: without a proper battery connection there will be no charge output from the DC-charging system, so make sure that the battery is connected properly before starting.

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