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# Honda Accord 1989 part that converts ac to dc

What is the part called that converts AC to DC to charge the battery when the engine is reunning?

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The alternator.
It should produce 13.5-14.6 volts DC when charging a 12V battery

Posted on Jan 07, 2009

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