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How much does a car alternator generate?

Conventional alternator may only produce power for about 500 Watt to 600 Watt. But nowadays, a single alternator can produce power up to 2500 Watt, depending on the power demand.


How much horsepower does it take to spin an alternator?

An alternator takes about 1 HP for every 25 Amps of power. At full output, a 100 Amp alternator will need about 4 HP. For a long time, most alternators don’t operate at full output.


How big is a alternator?

Alternator ratings range from about 60 or 70 amps up to 150 amps or more on many late-model vehicles. Some high-output alternators can generate upward of 200 amps. The amp rating of the alternator is matched to the vehicle’s electrical system.


Can you turn an alternator into a motor?


How much HP does it take to run a 100 amp alternator?

An alternator takes about 1 HP for every 25 Amps of power. At full output, a 100 Amp alternator will need about 4 HP. For a long time, most alternators don’t operate at full output.


How do I find out the size of my alternator?

Your alternator should be capable of delivering rated output equal to the maximum acceptance rate of your house battery bank. In other words, the alternator’s rating should be equal to 25 percent (lead acid) 30 percent (gel) or 45 percent (AGM) of your total battery capacity.


How do you turn your alternator into a generator?


How many rpms does a wind turbine turn?

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Wind power is generated by the force wind exerts on the blades of a turbine, causing the turbine’s shaft to rotate at a speed of 10 to 20 revolutions per minute (rpm).


What motor is best for a wind turbine?

Brushed DC motors are mainly applicable to home-built wind turbines. Power in a brushed DC motor originates from a commutator spinning the electromagnets on the brushed motor. A properly brushed DC motor has high efficiency levels at around 70 percent.


What can I do with old alternator?

Starters and alternators are part of the power supply chain in your car. They are both a great resource for scrap copper and steel, so salvage yards and other places will pay a decent price for them.