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Is it OK to use a higher amp alternator?

You can never have too much amperage when it comes to alternators; therefore, you never have to worry about choosing an alternator with too high of a rated output. Here’s why: Amperage is basically the amount of electrical current your alternator can supply. And it basically operates off of supply and demand.


What is the highest amp alternator?

The highest 12 volt produced by Prestolite Leece-Neville is the J-180 mount 4890JB and Pad Mount 4962PA both of which put out 320 amps. When it comes to 24 volt alternators there is one manufacturers that really stands out – C.E. Niehoff has their 500 Amp C-803D.


What size alternator do I need for 3000 watt amp?

3000 watt / 12V is equal to 250A. A 250A alternator is needed to keep up with it. Since your engine would have to work just as hard as any portable 3KW generator to keep up with the amplifier, you would need a large fuel tank.


How many amps does a 12 volt alternator put out?

Typically a 12 volt DC unit will begin making power around 1000 rpm’s. Remember, this is alternator-not engine speed. The curve is not straight either. Generally 1200 rpm’s = 10amps, 1500rpm’s = 20 amps, and 2000rpm’s = 35 amps, max output is reached at 4500 rpm’s (51 amps).


How many amps should a 12 volt alternator put out?

The size of an alternator will most likely increase the set amperage, too. High output alternators (often found on larger vehicles) can use between 200 to 350 amps. Smaller cars by comparison, such as a Ford Mustang, will only use about 100 amps with batteries that run at about 12 volts.

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What size alternator do I need for 1000 watt amp?

If you’ve read this far and are starting to rethink 150’s, hair tricks, and broken windshields, you can still enjoy considerable bass with a single high output alternator in your car or truck. As a general rule, you need about 100 amps of current for every 1000 watts of power generated.


What does a larger alternator do?

Better Battery Life That’s because an oversized alternator produces more output at lower speeds, including idle. That increased output prevents the battery from having to help supply the load—and this keeps it at a more ideal state of charge. The battery cycles less, which translates into better battery life.


How big of alternator do I need?

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.


What is the big 3 upgrade?

A big 3 upgrade will allow more current flow to all of your stereo components, improving your electrical system by ensuring more consistent voltage. This upgrade entails replacing the three main cables in your electrical system with 4 gauge or 1/0 wires.


What size alternator do I need to run a 3000 watt inverter?

To obtain 3000 Watts AC at 120 Volts from an inverter, you must replace your 100 AMP alternator with an expensive 250 AMP alternator and install MULTIPLE heavy duty batteries. In addition, 50 more amps are required to operate your vehicles accessories, lights, flashers etc.

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