Almost all vehicles running on the roads today have electrical components. These are also known as the car’s electricals and are just as important as the engine when it comes to making the car run.
For the electricals to work they need power, which comes in the form of electricity. This electricity comes in two different forms, these are the alternating current (AC) and direct current (DC). This is what powers all of the electrical components, keeping them running when necessary.
The electricity that powers these components is stored in the car’s battery. But there is only a limited supply that can be emitted from the battery, and after powering the components for too long the battery will run out of power.
To counter this issue, cars make use of alternators. These are small generators that transfer the motion of the mechanical parts of the car into electricity. This is fed into the battery where it is stored.