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Old 06-09-2018, 08:17 PM   #1
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2nd alternator on Cummins 5.9

OK here are a few pictures of bolting up a 200 amp alternator in lieu of the second a/c compressor. The plan is to use it to charge agm batteries while driving and also running a small auxillary split system.

And yes, that is a piece of my old garage dooor to hold it temporarily. Will fabricate another one that is more robust and uses both engine mount bolts to secure it. Also had to notch the frame rail a bit for clearance but no biggie.

Finally, if that alternator is going to put out near rated output continously it will probaly need its own a/c duct (only half kidding) and the insulation shroud will have to come off the output stud to make room for a number two cable lug and strain relief.
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Old 02-17-2019, 08:00 PM   #2
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Did this work?
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Old 02-17-2019, 09:38 PM   #3
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Did this work?
The mechanical part yes it was successfully bolted on but could not get the electrics worked out. Decided to buy a Honda inverter genset instead. Got an EU 2000
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Old 02-18-2019, 03:00 PM   #4
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When you get it all figured out....... I could use a hand

I would love to install a 2nd alternator on my 8.3. Unfortunately, my fabrication skills are not up to the task.
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