I agree, I'm about 13.6-13.8v at idle, and above 2000 rpm I'm over 14v.With the engine running a little above 1K RPM you should be getting about 14V or more.
Thanks Justin I would like the info. I don't have a lot of draw but due to heat soak the car is started a lot with not a lot of run time. Going to figure out how to run the fan to keep engine bay temps lowI agree, I'm about 13.6-13.8v at idle, and above 2000 rpm I'm over 14v.
This is pretty typical, most alternators are designed to make max voltage at around 2000 rpm so it's putting out max voltage at cruising speed.
We have a fairly big alternator for OEM, these cars have a ton of electrical draw even stock. If you wanted to upgrade the alternator Ron, I was able to find a company that builds high output alternators for Volvos. May be something to think about if you have a lot of aftermarket electrical stuff in you car.