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Old 04-28-2009, 12:24 PM   #7 (permalink)
DonR
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My stupid computer wouldn't let me view the video but the engagement should be easy to set up.

I know they make some 12v 300 amp alternators they put into cars with huge stereo's. How you convert it to the voltage you need is beyond me.

NON-Clutched
Similar to an alternator disconnect switch.
Have a relay that goes closed when current stops flowing through it so when you let off the throttle it engages the alternator. When you get back on the juice alternator disconnects.

If you power the relay off the brake light switch it will let you coast with out resistance. I don't know which one is better for range.

Clutched
Automotive air conditioning clutches are electrically activated. Swap the pulley from an a/c compressor onto said alternator & Sha-zam.
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