Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Washington, the state
Dave, do you run your stuff with the engine off? If not, your buddy is missing the point. While the engine is running, the alternator is powering your stuff and the battery just serves as a buffer during the short times your engine rpms are down...while you are at stop lights, for example. The battery is just a "tank" holding electricity. When it is empty it must be refilled...by the alternator. When you're running the battery gets "refilled" and then just floats on line handling short term shortages of electricity such as rpms down for a short time.
Be wary of the politician claiming to be reaching out a hand to lift us up.
He wants to stand on our shoulders so we can lift him up.