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Re: [oletrucks] Alternator vs. generator

To: oletrucks@autox.team.net
Subject: Re: [oletrucks] Alternator vs. generator
From: GremlinGT@aol.com
Date: Wed, 17 Nov 1999 19:02:17 EST
 The biggest reason to change over is efficiency...the alternator charges at 
much lower RPMs than a Generator does. For highway driving, a generator is 
fine, but stop and go will allow a battery to weaken it's charge, as the 
generator can't put out as much juice, since it uses relatively weak 
permanent magnets compared to a strong electromagnetic field. If you intend 
to do alot of stop and go, idle in traffic driving, then a switch would be 
warranted. And , Classic Chevy Club of Florida has a late fifties generator 
conversion, meaning they build an alternator into your generator 
housing...looks stock, but operates modern. Can't beat that! 

Jerry Casper
'55 Chevy Suburban
New garage owner w/detached house
oletrucks is devoted to Chevy and GM trucks built between 1941 and 1959

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