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Old 03-14-2015, 10:12 AM   #11
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This is what is needed for continuous duty output.

Oil cooled 300 amp.
50 DN Heavy Duty Transit/Coach Alternator | Brushless Alternator | Delco Remy | Delco Remy

Air cooled 300 amp.
http://www.elreg.com/c525-14volt-300...p%20alternator.

http://www.elreg.com/MCI-alternators.html

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Old 03-14-2015, 12:23 PM   #12
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Any idea cost?
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Old 03-15-2015, 10:04 AM   #13
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The crowns may already have a variant of this alternator style.

Most class 8 trucks, greyhound buses, big coaches, ect use this type.

They are brushless, meaning only bearings will need changing. They will also have around 5 times the lifespan between rebuilds compared to a little 120 amp, one wire chevy.

I will look into cost.

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Old 03-15-2015, 11:08 AM   #14
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The crowns may already have a variant of this alternator style.

Most class 8 trucks, greyhound buses, big coaches, ect use this type.

They are brushless, meaning only bearings will need changing. They will also have around 5 times the lifespan between rebuilds compared to a little 120 amp, one wire chevy.

I will look into cost.

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Thats okay, I just thought maybe you had already looked into it, I was asking because the link you provided didn't list a price, when I get to that point I can research, you provide plenty of info thats appreciated already,, Stuart
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Old 03-15-2015, 01:05 PM   #15
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Good information. I am at the point where I need to make a decision on an alternator. I want one that will allow one air conditioner to be on while going down the road without the generator on. I get all the comments about not getting a wimpy alternator. The question is which one to buy?
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Old 03-15-2015, 03:54 PM   #16
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I'm going to start looking under the hood of big coach buses and class 8 trucks to see what is common.

Then I will see which one has the best price of the 5 most common models.

200 amps and up is all I'm interested in.

Brushless would be a nice plus, but not needed.

Must have a 100 % duty cycle.

Then I will see if I can score a used one still in working shape.

Last I will take it to the last Alt rebuild shop I know of and have it rebuilt.

After that, it should last for many years.

I will post my findings, but your luck will be different in your geographical regions.

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Old 03-15-2015, 03:59 PM   #17
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Unfortunately I no longer have the link, but as of 1 year ago a 350 amp 100% duty cycle alternator was going to cost between $800-1200
If I remember correctly, it was intended for use In fire trucks.

If you are in the Winnipeg MB area, there is this really cool HD salvage yard across from the Panet Rd. Princess auto store.
They have several fire trucks there with the electrical systems intact meaning that they still have the alternators and SUPER HEAVY DUTY inverters in them. They also have a "wagon" (like one of those covered circus wagons from old movies) that is filled with old HD truck alternators and some old truck generators too.
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Old 03-15-2015, 04:03 PM   #18
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Unfortunately I no longer have the link, but as of 1 year ago a 350 amp 100% duty cycle alternator was going to cost between $800-1200
If I remember correctly, it was intended for use In fire trucks.

If you are in the Winni
Nice, that's what I would like.

I will find one in a junk yard, or field some where, remove, rebuild, and Bam, pig power while driving.

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Old 03-15-2015, 04:06 PM   #19
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Nice, that's what I would like.

I will find one in a junk yard, or field some where, remove, rebuild, and Bam, pig power while driving.

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Ha! You caught me editing! I got to that part.
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Old 03-15-2015, 04:13 PM   #20
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Ha! You caught me editing! I got to that part.
Lol

Same happens to me sometimes.

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