dslreports logo
site
 
    All Forums Hot Topics Gallery
spc

spacer




how-to block ads


Search Topic:
uniqs
2
share rss forum feed


george357
Premium
join:2009-09-18
Weaverville, NC
kudos:1
reply to shdesigns

Re: Need advice on a small water-powered electrical system?

said by shdesigns:

Why an old auto generator? My Willys had one. After it fried itself the second time (stuck regulator relay) I swapped it for an alternator and never had problems again.

You can get "1-wire" alternators relatively cheap. I picked up a 200 amp one for just under $100. Included the internal regulator. Just connect to battery and provide +12V to the reg.

If you are just charging a 12V batt, that is all you need.

Just figured that an older generator would be better suited to this application thinking it would require less RPM's to produce the necessary charge when compared to a newer alternator.

said by UHF:

If it's plasma, good luck. Those things are power hogs.

Yeah I know, I have a 50" (though his is smaller 32"-40") and that can pose an issue. I am 75% certain that its an LCD but included the plasma aspect just in case.
--
malo periculosam libertatem quam quietum servitium

Cancer Cures Are Just A Crunch Away


shdesigns
Powered By Infinite Improbabilty Drive
Premium
join:2000-12-01
Stone Mountain, GA
Reviews:
·Atlantic Nexus

said by george357:

Just figured that an older generator would be better suited to this application thinking it would require less RPM's to produce the necessary charge when compared to a newer alternator.

More the other way around. My Willys could not charge at idle with the lights on (I had added tail lights.) The alternator had no problem.

Generators are unreliable, brushes wear and they would have mechanical regulators with relays.

I have yet to see a car that cant do a good charge at idle with an alternator.
--
Scott Henion

Embedded Systems Consultant,
SHDesigns home - DIY Welder