[Vwdiesel] oversize alternator?
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
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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