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High output alternator for 2000 Legacy Outback Wagon


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#1 smeuse

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Posted 18 May 2004 - 09:44 PM

Greetings,
I've been searching around (with no luck) for a source for a high output alternator for my 2000 legacy outback wagon. I have a need to charge 2 deep cycle batteries that will be used for some portable equipment. I'm guessing that I'll need something in the 100-150amp range. I've looked around online but have yet to come up with a source for one. Does anyone know of a peddler of such wares?

Also, I'd love to figure out what the stock alternator for that model is rated for. Any clues?

-Steve

#2 Legacy777

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Posted 19 May 2004 - 08:04 AM

I got mine through one of the guys on www.nasioc.com his board name is ruiner. He's in Dallas. If you register on that board and send him a PM, he should be able to give you all the info/prices. Tell him I sent ya to him.

I think I paid $300 something for the alternator.

Here's some pics

http://www.main.expe...alternator1.jpg
http://www.main.expe...alternator2.jpg
http://www.main.expe...alternator3.jpg

Here's the alternator birth sheet
http://www.main.expe...ernatortest.jpg


I had to do some extending of the main feed wires for my car, but for the newer cars, all you should have to do is re-wire the plug, which shouldn't be a big deal.

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Posted 19 May 2004 - 08:06 AM

I guess one thing to note....how much draw are you planning to have on these batteries, how often do you plan to cylce them like this, etc.

If it's not very often, the stock system should be fine to charge it back up.

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Posted 19 May 2004 - 11:48 AM

Thanks for the info, but I'm having a problem getting to those pictures. I'll try again when I get home from work later.


As for the other comment, I'll be drawing about 30 amps on and off for a period of up to a couple hours at a time. It's portable radio transmitters, so I'm guessing that I'd be putting them into a fairly deep cycle.

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Posted 19 May 2004 - 12:03 PM

hmm....must be having issues with my network connection at home. Try again a little later.

I'd try and talk to someone who knows more about this type of electrical setup and see if they think you really need an upgraded alternator.

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Posted 19 May 2004 - 02:18 PM

If you can do it, I would recommend spending the money on a small portable generator (around 500 watts) that has a 12 volt output along with the 110 volt. You could run the generator as needed. I think the DC current for most of these units run between 8 to 10 amps. They are pretty quite also. If you don't get one with a DC output you could purchase a charger to plug into the generator. This would give you more versitility for other things also.




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