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Charging System


The charging system restores the charge lost in the battery, particularly from cranking the engine. This system also handles the load of the ignition, lights, radio, and other electrical and electronic equipment while the engine is in operation. The charging system includes the alternator with a regulator, battery, and connecting wires. The engine provides the power to move the vehicle, but electricity powers most of the devices in the vehicle during short or long drives. The charging system does not require periodic maintenance except for drive-belt tension and condition.