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« on: February 19, 2010, 08:23:33 PM »

Will fitting a higher amperage alternator than the standard 55A have any adverse effect on a 1600 beta, reason being I've got somewhat of a HEAVY sound system and other electrical gizmos which I think causes dimming lights, especially at idling speed.
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« Reply #1 on: February 20, 2010, 08:13:08 AM »

When fitting stereos & amps you should calculate the amps the system will draw, if it draws too much then you'll suffer dimming and charging issues.  Fitting an updated alternator will resolve this.

Remember that the Beta electrical system was not designed with big ICE systems in mind.

1981 2000 Coupe S2/FL
1976 1600 Coupe S1

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« Reply #2 on: February 20, 2010, 02:36:46 PM »

from what I remember , and I'm very old and very drunk, Vauxhall Astras use the same
alternator and they do a 70 amp and a 100 amp unit.

also there is a company that can modify/upgrade your alternator 


« Reply #3 on: March 16, 2010, 06:47:38 PM »

sorry missed the reply, if I remember it was Mk1 /Mk 2
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