[Vwdiesel] Gensets -- oct 2003. ( using 1.5L and 1.6L vw diesels. )
h_hagar at prcn.org
Fri Oct 3 10:09:59 EDT 2003
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Absolutely a perfect companion to your car. Same tools same procedures ---=
what are you fellas waiting for ???.
If I had to make one, here is how I would start: 1.5L NA and a two pole =
alternator. 110/220 V 50 0r 60 Hz. 50 Hz is my number one choice =
they are surplus over here and they have more iron. The RPM determines out=
put Hz. 10 to 20 Kva .Direct drive through a rubber coupling.
The trickiest part is governor arrangement. Electric loads are not gradual =
like in driving. They go on or off instantaneously. I do feel that the exis=
ting governor in tandem with a constant speed governor will do the trick. =
At 3600 RPM the existing Bosch governor is probably fairly fast acting .T=
he flyballs rotate at about 1900 RPM. The other governor can be run at its =
most efficient speed . Fast reaction and no hunting or over run is difficul=
t to achieve.
Exciter : Here you have a number of choices ---- for me I stick to the sli=
pring design ( 2 rings.) The reason ??? flexibility. That allows for many=
types of exciters Rotary or Solid state..
Voltage regulator ??? endless choices , my type ????? carbon pile -- =
they are to be found in the thousands in surplus stores.Old army navy surpl=
us.Used in all US AF planes during war # 2.
Power factor correction ??? Old streetlights (mercury vapor) contains capa=
citors for free.
Only needed if you have inductive loads like Freezers Waterpumps and the li=
For 1800 RPM operation I would use two flywheel's welded together. I al=
most wish I did not have a Lister powered Stamford 50 Kva 3 phase 600 Volt=
job --- for you experts out there it is a Stamford shaft mounted excite=
r with battery charger built in and solid state Voltage regulation . Will s=
ell it to a good home. ---then I can make a VW set. Hagar.
PS: Loren may tell you how to get Injection pump changed to constant speed=
--- Valley Injection BC told me they had tried to do it but it would no=
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