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shovel52

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Re: alternator setup
« Reply #48 on: August 12, 2008, 17:16:32 pm »
I am ready to get going on this but I keep thinking about what happens when you get it tuned and are ready to install on the vehicle, seems that you are going to have to start from square one again. are there any low amp dc motors available that you might be able to run from a seperate battery? or are you talking about going to the electronic alternator when it's time to install the cell?

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Re: alternator setup
« Reply #49 on: August 12, 2008, 20:10:58 pm »
shovel52

I plan on just installing another alternator on my car. Two  alternators setup,  let my stock one do what it's so posed to, And another one for my system.

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« Reply #50 on: August 13, 2008, 02:01:29 am »

 Just thinking out loud here.  The Nascar boys run the alternator off the Driveshaft, NOT the engine.

  On another unrelated forum, a guy in Australia builds Turbos for engines. HE says alternators run off the driveshaft doesn't pull on the engine near as much as engine mounted would ???

  What say ye, Lads ???  Them Nascar boys save every bit of hosspower ??

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« Reply #51 on: August 13, 2008, 02:33:06 am »
Maybe so, but they don't have stop and go traffic.

But if you were using it to power a battery bank, hum

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« Reply #52 on: August 13, 2008, 02:52:18 am »
Bare with me, doesn't the alternator have to turn at the exact rpm? To run it off of anything but a set voltage or rpm would be difficult wouldn't it ?

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Re: alternator setup
« Reply #53 on: August 13, 2008, 03:05:53 am »
shovel52

If you ran it into a battery bank, It wouldn't matter. Because you would be using the battery  or batteries as a buffer. Therefore you could maintain your voltage and amps from the batteries. And maintain the charge with the alternator.

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Re: alternator setup
« Reply #54 on: August 13, 2008, 04:00:48 am »
Thats interesting,  I sure would like to get some more info. on that cause Id like to get started. Is this something you could explain, or shoot me in that direction? The batteries would have to take on the same charge wouldnt they?  What kind of batteries?

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Re: alternator setup
« Reply #55 on: August 13, 2008, 05:06:21 am »
Shovel52

You can even do you bench tests with batteries. But for a car aplication, I would use yellow top optima's, or something in that line.

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