### Author Topic: How Stanly Powered His alternator  (Read 52032 times)

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##### Re: How Stanly Powered His alternator
« Reply #128 on: May 23, 2008, 03:33:55 am »
Check out the beach boy wire job
kk

#### Tommy

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« Reply #129 on: May 24, 2008, 01:53:09 am »
Very cool kk,

How many volts were you putting into the alternator with the variac?

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##### Re: How Stanly Powered His alternator
« Reply #130 on: May 24, 2008, 02:05:04 am »
62-70 volts in w/ varriack    the light is 6v 2amp
the key is 1/2 0n 1/2 off on the  negitive brush

#### Tommy

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##### Re: How Stanly Powered His alternator
« Reply #131 on: May 24, 2008, 02:14:26 am »
That's fantastic kk!

I asked about this a while back and was told you can't put more than 30 volts into an alternator. You have confirmed my thoughts, so thanks for posting it. Any idea how much gas it is making yet?

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##### Re: How Stanly Powered His alternator
« Reply #132 on: May 24, 2008, 11:28:55 am »
the light is 6v 2amp
the key is 1/2 0n 1/2 off on the  negitive brush

Hi KK, where is the light hooked at? is it inseries with the cell??

hm

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##### Re: How Stanly Powered His alternator
« Reply #133 on: May 24, 2008, 16:36:56 pm »
the light is hooked up to cell power leads, oh and they dont get hot!

#### Voltar X

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##### Re: How Stanly Powered His alternator
« Reply #134 on: May 25, 2008, 22:02:50 pm »
Hey KK: very impressive. A couple of questions..what is the output amperage of the alternator (90, 140 etc.) and rpm your driving it at? Does it get hot? Could you explain why you're using the light...I'm lost. Is it to pulse the negative or reduce amps in? Lastly, what is the maximum variac voltage you've put into the alternator without blowing it up? Thanks for your answers KK.   Voltar

#### Tommy

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##### Re: How Stanly Powered His alternator
« Reply #135 on: May 29, 2008, 00:38:35 am »
This is fascinating stuff kk. I had asked a while back in this thread if someone would try this. I'm so glad to see it works. I have to ask as Voltar did, what rpm's are you running? The reason I ask is because alternators are interesting things.

At 3000 rpm's you should be putting out the voltage you put in to the alternator. If you were to put a larger gear (pulley) on your drive motor things could get very interesting. 96 volts in at 3 or 4 amps and 5000 rpm's should give you 1.2kv to your cell as long as you have removed the regulator. Wouldn't that be interesting? If you're interested in trying something like that I have a document I can email you to explain how it works.

Great work so far, keep it up!