Ken Streeter wrote:
> Roger Helman wrote:
> > Perhaps I'm showing my ignorance, but doesn't
> > the alternator produce the same number of amps per rev.
> The peak amps produced by the alternator (or
> generator) is rev-dependent. However, at a given
> RPM, the actual current generated depends on
> load (controlled by the regulator).
> > So the more revs the more amps with a max 35 amps
> > for the stock unit?
> The more revs, the greater the "peak" amps. The
> alternator still only produces as many amps as
> are needed by the electrical components in use.
> > So no matter what the amps being drawn,
> > the hp to drive the alternator remains the same?
> > Or does the force (BHP) needed to spin the alternator
> > increase with the amps being drawn?
> Exactly. When the alternator needs to produce
> more amps, it gets harder and harder to turn the
> input shaft. When the alternator is not supplying
> any current at all, it turns quite freely.
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Thanks Ken, I thought I was missing something obvious!
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