Alternator Installations

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In this module, we will examine (high-output) alternators as a power source and how to choose the right type of alternator for your engine.

The videos for this module are still a work in progress. But you can access all the content in the form of lecture notes.

Alternator Installations

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We learn why the output of an alternator might be significantly lower in real life than its rated output and the implication this has for choosing the right model.

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We look at different mounting options for alternators and how to determine the right pulley ratio for optimal output depending on the model of engine and alternator.

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We explain how to estimate the additional load of a high-output alternator to find out if the engine can handle it without overload.

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We learn about the various types of belts and how to ensure effective transmission of the engine's power to the alternator without belt slip.

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We take a brief look at the wiring requirements for alternators, in particular with respect to the required ampacity of the conductors when run inside the engine compartment.

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Jan & Nigel

This course has been created in a joint effort by Nigel Calder and Dr. Jan Athenst├Ądt. Nigel is responsible for the lecture notes and Jan will take the role of presenter and guide you through the lessons.

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