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Old 02-25-2012, 06:03 AM
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The CS 130d is a very good high output alternator and it will work backwards. The only problem I see is the cooling fan. If you look at the two fans, you can see one is a centrifugal type and the other is a squirrel cage type. They are designed to move a lot of air and I don't know if they work as well backwards. It might do fine, but 100 amps is a lot of heat and those fans are one reason for the reliability of the CS 130d. The voltage regulator has a temp monitoring circuit and will stop charging if it overheats. I also do not like one wire alternators, I want one that monitors the vehicle load, but that's just my preference. As an added bonus, you can run a tachometer off the "P" terminal, diesels are done this way.
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