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Old 09 Feb 2013, 05:31 am
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Default How many amps does a stock 2000 honda civic alternator provide?

My stock alternator is 13 years old and a bit sluggish. I want to replace it. I'm wondering if I should replace it with another stock alternator or replace it with one that provides a little more output. (I have an amp and subwoofer that pulls a good bit of amperage. At least 16 amps.)
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Old 09 Feb 2013, 05:47 am
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The stock alternator makes about 70amps at best, apparently. Remember that most of that output is used to run your car's other electrical components and charge your battery. So you don't have 70 "free" amps available to run a high powered stereo.

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Old 09 Feb 2013, 06:04 am
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Saxster nailed it,
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