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Offline Rob6x6

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Second alternator
« on: August 13, 2018, 06:27:16 AM »
I am wanting to put a second high amp alternator into my perentie 6x6. Has anyone already done this?  And if so what bracket did you use and maybe where to source it from. I have a pully on the way.
Any suggestions or leads appreciated.
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Offline BEARMAN

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Re: Second alternator
« Reply #1 on: August 13, 2018, 07:30:01 AM »
Why, the existing 70Amp one will handle a lot. Or you could just upgrade it to a 120Amp one. I run a single alternator on mine that handles, aircon, 2 X 100w old school spotties, sound system and also charges the 2 extra batteries that a 24v alternator would have originally.
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Re: Second alternator
« Reply #2 on: August 13, 2018, 08:41:12 AM »
I am thinking of going all-electric in a motorhome so will need quite a bit of electricity. Is there a bolt-in 120 amp alternator with the vaccuum pump available?

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Re: Second alternator
« Reply #3 on: August 13, 2018, 08:00:41 PM »
Bearman, I am considering in running four 115 amp batteries. I am thinking it might be better to run a second alternator instead of a battery isolator.  I have a considerable amount of electrics I plan to install.
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Re: Second alternator
« Reply #4 on: August 13, 2018, 09:13:24 PM »
I guess it depends on the amount of draw you will have.
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Re: Second alternator
« Reply #5 on: August 14, 2018, 05:50:37 AM »
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Re: Second alternator
« Reply #6 on: August 14, 2018, 06:27:00 AM »
You can never have enough storage I reckon RAF101.
Bearman,  I know some of those (AWAL) trucks ran second alternators for their accessories.
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