[Vwdiesel] oversize alternator?

Roger Brown r.c.brown at ieee.org
Fri Nov 20 09:28:28 PST 2009

LBaird119 at aol.com wrote:
> In a message dated 11/20/2009 8:34:36 AM Pacific Standard Time, 
> joe at haasenpfeffer.com writes:
>> Or would it be easier/simpler/cheaper to just
>> have a backup generator?
>   A couple guys here have vw diesel powered, statioinary, generators.  
> I'm not sure you could cram enough generator under the hood to 
> accomplish much.  If you could, you'd probably end up spending more 
> than you would for a comperable or larger generator, unless you DIY 
> and find the generator cheap.  Still, not much room when you try and 
> do it in the car.
>   You'd probably get further filling it with batteries and using an 
> inverter.
> :-D
>     Loren

Here is a unique setup with a 3KW AC alternator:

Or a 2.3KW DC alternator setup:
I have one in my 4x4 and can run power tools like drills and grinders:



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