The Battery, the Voltage Regulator, and the Need for System Concept 650166
Regulator voltage settings are a key to good electrical performance on most vehicles. The most important function, however, is that the regulator control the charging voltage to the battery. By keeping the battery at a proper charge, the entire electrical system will operate at maximum efficiency, assuming that other components of the electrical system are properly designed, properly protected, and properly maintained. This paper discusses the need for better regulator settings, and includes recommendations for proper settings and how these values were obtained.