Automotive electronics (let alone any electronics) have never been my "long suit"...
When driving my 1950 TD (negative earth), the ammeter pretty much stays at "0" or just slightly to the right (positive). When I turn on the side lights, the needle jumps to the first mark on the positive side, I guess that would be about "5" If I turn on the headlights and/or the driving lights, the needle jumps to "15" positive and stays there (tested it this afternoon). How do I interpret this? Does this mean the lights are drawing 15 amps? If so, will this kill the charge on the battery? Is the generator not up to snuff (otherwise starts and runs very well)?
I usually do not drive the TD at night but eventually, I am sure I will. I want to make sure I will make it home and not be stuck at the side of the road with a dead battery.
Thanks, in advance, for the interpretations.
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