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post #6 of Old 10-03-2012
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Re: HO Alternator & Serpentine Pulley Kit Install

Nigel also had something very interesting to say about new technologies coming soon.

He believes that PMDC motors/alternators being perfected in the automotive industry will soon yield products for boaters which will provide extremely high capacity alternators at reasonable prices, and will change the way we think about onboard power systems.

Imagine a world in which you could fit a 500A alternator to your engine or generator, and one in which your battery bank could easily accept all the power you could deliver to it.

According to Mr. Calder, this world is not far away!

Personally, I'm going to look into buying a copper mine, 'cuz this kind of amperage is gonna require HUGE wire :-)

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