what is the voltage regulator for?
What does it do?
Some smoke came out of my voltage regulator, during the engine was running.
I turned the engine off, removed the connector, and started the engine again.
But, I think the battery is not charged anymore. Is this right? Can I drive without an voltage regulator.
How can I find out, whether it is out of order or not?
When I want to buy a new one, what is important?
At rockauto I found those: (for a Chevy Impala 350 cui 1970)
What do they mean with 37, 42, 61 Ampere?
At harmons I found this:
Here they write something about the ampere of the alternator?
What do I need? Is it specific for the alternator? If yes, how can I find out the ampere of my alternator?