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How many amps does a car battery have Answered

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iceng (author)2017-02-11

Usually just enough to start !

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rickharris (author)2017-02-11

Potentially, many although the potential will be limited by the number of cells.

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Yonatan24 (author)2017-02-11
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iceng (author)2017-02-10

Show the battery and then we can tell you about its amps or go to a Sears automotive store and read the ampere capacity of the batteries on their shelves.

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steveastrouk (author)2017-02-10

The question is meaningless: The output current depends on the load. A decent fully charged car battery can deliver its cold cranking current, which is often more (much) than 500A, but it can't do it for very long.

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+1 ;-) I would add; it depends on the battery and its amp hours both, the cold cranking amps and its amp hours should be on the battery. Google the battery.

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...AND the age of the battery. I forgot to add that too.

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Open question too many variables :-)

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Downunder35m (author)2017-02-10

Car batteries are like lightbulbs: They come in all sizes and power levels.
You might notice once you start training for your drivers license or when visiting a shop that sells car batteries ;)

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