Alternative? (no pun intended)
Posted 13 January 2005 - 07:10 PM
With electronics on including all the lights i'm up around 80 amps!!!
What's worse? I think my alternator puts out around 35
Plenty of japanese techno-faddy cars seem to have these awesome alternators which are the size of a matchbox (well not quite that small) and put out 70 amps!
I've found one off a mitsubishi that seems very nice, but unfortunately can't take it (customer who's engine it is at the garage might not approve ;p). Might try it out on the mini if its still there next week though just to see if it fits (and then buy one).
But has anyone had any luck fitting japanese alternators to their minis without much modification?
Posted 13 January 2005 - 07:20 PM
Posted 13 January 2005 - 08:18 PM
ah sorry was being dense do you mean an xr3 i read it to quick and my brain was not in gear
Posted 13 January 2005 - 08:40 PM
Posted 13 January 2005 - 09:52 PM
55 aint that much anyway though :\
Posted 13 January 2005 - 10:59 PM
if you find one that fits let us all know.
i heard a rummer that one of a landy fits
Posted 14 January 2005 - 03:40 AM
by the way, how often do you actually drive with everything turned on that you think you need 80 Amps? It's extremely unlikely that you'll really need all of that power at the same time. (Stereo cranked wide open while making a turn, driving at night with your high beams on in the rain in the dead of winter with the heater blowing and honking your horn?) Think of the battery as a gas tank. Bigger is better in general, but if you don't drive long enough with high enough output from the alternator... it's going to get "empty".
Posted 14 January 2005 - 09:20 AM
80 amps, thats nearly 1 Kw of power, what you got, a electric bar heater in the foot well ? :grin:
Posted 14 January 2005 - 11:36 AM
if the heater and internal lights were on that would be a max of 150 watts so all together i make it to 395 unless u have a HUGE sound system thats only 30 amps at 13.5 v or 33 at 12v
Posted 14 January 2005 - 12:36 PM
Posted 14 January 2005 - 12:47 PM
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