About this course
Learn how to plan and install systems with high power demand. Topics include generators, high-output alternators, and lithium batteries.
In this module we review some longstanding alternator issues that need to be addressed in any installation, together with some new ones that are becoming important and which may be overlooked.
In this lesson, you will learn about the reasons, why the output of an alternator might be significantly lower in real life than its rated output.
In this lesson, we look at different mounting options for alternators and belts.
In this lesson we explore how to estimate if a high-output alternator might overload the engine.
Learn about ways to reduce the side loads on the pulleys.
We take a brief look at the wiring requirements for alternators.
In this lesson, we take a look at thermal issues and how to avoid overheating of the equipment.
We take a quick look at the requirements for OCP for alternators according to the ISO and ABYC standards.
In this lesson, you will learn about the special requirements for the alternator when installing lithium-ion batteries.
Tips for testing the installation in order to find sources of excessive heat generation.
A quick recap about what we have learned in this module.
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