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Old 05-27-2006, 06:44 PM
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I'm putting a big stereo system in the new boat. I've been trying to find high output "marine" alternators with no luck. Anyone know who has them in 160 to 200+ amp??
I found them in up to 250 amp for auto applications. Can I use these or do they need to be espically for marine?
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We had a local aleternator shop rebuild the stock ones to 250 amps each when we had issues power wise on the scarab. Same body, better guts.
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there are ones called mean grean that are supposed to be good
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I think the only difference for marine is the screens on the vents. I got mine here:

http://www.4alterstart.com/pages/sto...art.com/marine
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A good secret is to use a marine deisel alternator...they make more beans...and start charging at a lower rpm....great for idle zones
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Default Re: Who has High output alternators?

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A good secret is to use a marine deisel alternator...they make more beans...and start charging at a lower rpm....great for idle zones

I think I have a couple of brand new ones that came off a Caterpillar motor if you are interested.
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I got my 130 amp one from dbelectrical

they are large case, 1 wire and were a snap to install
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I think I have a couple of brand new ones that came off a Caterpillar motor if you are interested.
Hi Pete, do you know if they are over 130 amp. If they are what do you want for them? Thank you
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Joe has Balmar alternators on his Gun, the seem to work good.

http://www.balmar.net/
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I bought my 100 amp alternator from www.dbelectrical.com too.
One word of caution, a larger output usually means a larger housing. I had to use a shorter than normal drive belt to get mine to work. If the belt stretches more than an inch, I'll need a new belt.
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