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afternoon all and a happy new year.can anyone help me with the charging rates and checks for a 06 plate sorento.was a bit sluggish starting so fully charged the battery and all was well till started getting a bit sluggish again and had to jump start it today!!!!!this took place in about a 2 week space.put a spare battery on and when everything switched off its charging at 14.2 volts and with it fully loaded its about 12.5.volts is this normal and battery at fault or is alteantor duff?any jnfo would be great.cheers kev t.
 

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Sounds like a faulty alternator or a loose or bad connection giving a high resistance between the alternator output and the battery.Even with everything switched on a good alternator should give near 14 volts when revved at 2500 rpm.
 

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14.v and over is normal, BUT, no matter what electrical circuit is operated or how many at a time the regulator (part of the alternator that can be changed) should compensate for such eventualities, therefore new alternator I'm afraid.
 
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