[Vwdiesel] heavy-duty alternator for on-board genset ??

Area31 Research Facility stephensrw at stn.net
Thu Jul 14 10:15:06 EDT 2005

I think you could make something like this yourself by employing a small
drive pulley to get high RPM at elevated idle, and an air conditioning type
electric clutch to drive a big alternator of your choice.  At driving RPM's
the auxiliary alternator would have to be disengaged to prevent overspeed
and attendant problems.


----- Original Message -----
From: "rOLf peCHUkas" <rbp at 4u2bu.org>
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Sent: Thursday, July 14, 2005 10:01 AM
Subject: [Vwdiesel] heavy-duty alternator for on-board genset ??

> hey all
> I'm wondering if anybody makes an alternator that operates in 2 modes -
> standard output for regular driving, and high output for off-the-road
> high-idle power generation
> anyone ever heard of such a thing?
> ideally, it would be small enough to fit where my factory alternator
> goes (there's a good amount of extra room there - it could be quite a
> bit larger than stock alt) and have some kind of internal mechanism
> that would engage the heavy coils - clunk - maybe solenoid-actuated
> like a starter, but preferably electrical so it could be a switch on
> the dash...
> if no, is anybody generating power on-board using anything other than
> the stock alternator?
> thanks for anything anyone can tell me
> Rolf
> Veggie Eurovan Still Away-From-Home In-a-Driveway Waiting for Cylinder
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