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Re: Air conditioning question, more

In a message dated 7/11/99 12:51:45 PM Eastern Daylight Time, 
armanmik@n-jcenter.com writes:

<< I need to think further about this - the cure may be worse than the 
 Well, I have some related BTDT. While its true that an AC motor likes a nice 
sinewave at 60 Hz, there are some inverters on the market that will produce 
AC output of acceptible quality. Also, there are alternators made for 
ambulances which put out 200 amps, and some for busses which go up to 300 
amps. I made a custom installation of a 200 amp alt (55 amp stock) on my 25 
ft boat which is powered by a Volvo diesel. The combination of the 200 amp 
alt and a 3000 watt inverter allows me to run appliances while underway. 
Despite the sucess of this application, I would urge you to  rethink and 
conclude to leave well enough alone. Just the effort to fabricate a bracket 
to mount the monster alternator should discourage you from pursuing this any 
further. Finding space to mount the various compnents is also a killer. 
Frank Santoro
1990 V8
1998 A8
1993 Grady White Sailfish