Originally Posted by sachilles
Sometimes you can kill the alternator. If accessible to remove easily, it's worth taking into a parts store for testing it's health(if no other smoking gun is present).
If the charging system was zapped, the time to remove and test or rebuild the alternator would be after the engine is running and showing no charge.
Are the lights, wiper, HVAC fan coming on? If not, start at the battery and trace power. You might have a fusible link or other simple reason to find first.
When you hear hoofbeats, think horses first, not zebras.