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Old 09-08-2017, 11:38 AM   #101
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Does anybody know how to identify an alternator and know how many amps it is rated for? I can't find any discernible markings on this thing other than one word which I think is the brand.


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Just completed (yesterday) patching another hole where an escape patch used to be. Soon there will be a roll of skylights across this section.


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Old 09-09-2017, 01:52 PM   #103
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might want to make sure the skylights are raised a bit.. those ribs running along the bus will tend to puddle water. depending on how you are parked..
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A "roll" of skylights? Perhaps a "row." On my Freightshaker, I covered that skylight.
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Does anybody know how to identify an alternator and know how many amps it is rated for? I can't find any discernible markings on this thing other than one word which I think is the brand.






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Looks like you are about to pull the alt off. Is it not working right? Likely you'll get more info from it when you take it out.
I would hazard a guess that it is in about the 160 amp output range on your Cat.

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Old 09-09-2017, 09:11 PM   #106
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It is a Leese Neville, now owned by Prestolite. 160-200 amps sounds about right, you can't tell by looking unless the tag is still on it.

For my money, I would put a Delco on it. It would be a direct replacement. Make sure there is 12 volts getting to it before you change it.
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It's working fine, just trying to figure out how much I can pull from it. Thanks for your help! If 160 amp it should deliver nearly 2kw. That's quite a bit!


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Sorry, Siri thought row was roll. This is my row!


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I hear you on the pooling. I think I will be ok once my plan is fully implemented, but will be keeping an eye open for problems.


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That is looking great. The vanhool I used to live in had really large translucent emergency exits and the light inside the bus was fantastic. i makes everything look bright and happy. That was the reason I put a skylight in Elfie and will put one in Dory a well.

I think so many skylights would be an artist dream ( i am not) but i can see where they are coming from.

Are you putting lexan right on top? or are you getting venting skylights?

That will look so cool when you are done, please update.

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