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Old 05-27-2019, 01:05 AM   #21
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Default Re: Anyone have data on 150A alternator loads; 2006 INJ?

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Doesn't the ECU act as VR on modern Sprinters?

If not, has anyone converted / upfitted to use an adjustable external unit like Balmar's MC-614?
The admin on this facebook group Bryan Troll's Sprinter based motorhome has one plus a second alternator I think. I know it's a Balmer but not sure which. His rig is all electric, no LP gas at all.

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I looked at these systems a year ago: big money, plus I didn't have the need. Bryan has about 400Ahs of lithium and his rig is set up for fulltime travel. He can use the juice.
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Default Re: Anyone have data on 150A alternator loads; 2006 INJ?

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If not, has anyone converted / upfitted to use an adjustable external unit like Balmar's MC-614?

I saw this on Sterling's site, but don't know much about it. It's not programable, but may be worth considering. It seems similar to Balmer's MC 614 in function, but not sure.


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Default Re: Anyone have data on 150A alternator loads; 2006 INJ?

Works in conjunction with some (most?) stock VRs.

B2B required instead for most Euro-style super efficient modern designs.
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Old 05-27-2019, 02:46 AM   #24
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Default Re: Anyone have data on 150A alternator loads; 2006 INJ?

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...As someone who knows told me, my risk would in a place like La Paz, Bolivia, for example. Muddling through town stop and go, idling around, in the heat, above 12,000 feet, especially if the bank was down 30-40% running a 60 amp battery to battery charger.
Simple answer(s):
(a) don't turn on your headlights (there's 10 amps saved already!)
(b) stop, have lunch at a restaurant/street fair, and ask if you can plug into their shore power.
(c) at 12,000 feet, open the windows ... the thin dry air will make evaporative cooling (from sweat) really efficient.

60 amps into the battery is only 7 amps from a 120v outlet, or 4 amps from 240.
A 16- or even 18-gauge Zip-cord extension would handle 4 amps.
(if you ever visit China, the cafes and restaurants have dozens of e-bikes and e-scooters plugged into whatever outlets they can reach... a sea (or spider's web) of cords and power lumps covering the sidewalks).

--dick
p.s. to truly measure the alternator's output, you'd need to put the clamp-on meter on the alternator's big wire. The battery's negative cable will NOT be seeing all of the alternator current, since some will be going directly to the loads, not the battery. The battery's negative cable only sees traffic to/from the battery itself.
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