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post #1 of (permalink) Old 08-27-2004, 11:27 AM
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home built welder

It is time to put in / convert my alt. to a home built welder. Any suggestions on what type alternator has been use with good success? I would like to have only one alternator and be able to switch from normal to wled mode. Any help would be great. I did a search in the past year and found a few post but they were for an additional (second) alternator. I currently have a 82 CJ with a 92 4.0 and the york sits above the current alternator.
Current alternator is a "Denso". the numbering on it is:
5600 5685
TN12100-3450 12V
Family 90 HS
any idea on its amp rating???
Thanks for any help!
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post #2 of (permalink) Old 08-27-2004, 06:29 PM
 
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Re: home built welder

this site might help : http://www.geocities.com/damonfg/obweld.html
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Re: home built welder

Thanks for the post. I looked it up and it was very informative! Any other info would be great!
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post #4 of (permalink) Old 08-27-2004, 10:41 PM
 
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Re: home built welder

Look here as well for some good info on how alternators work and ideas to utilize them for welding and as a/c power sources.

Alternator Secrets
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post #5 of (permalink) Old 08-28-2004, 10:19 AM
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Re: home built welder

Higher the amperage the better, I built one out of a 70 amp alt. and it wouldn't hardly strike an ark.

built another out of a 100 and it would burn a 1/16.

go big

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Re: home built welder

See if one of these might help.

obw links
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Re: home built welder

another option http://www.pirate4x4.com/forum/showt...ge=2&pp=50 very nice setup
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