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PostSubject: Tiny Alternator from Kubota, Nice for tractor builds...   Tiny Alternator from Kubota, Nice for tractor builds... Icon_minitimeWed Nov 06, 2019 6:10 pm

I was just looking through some stuff trying to find a light weight alternator after discovering that ARC's billet flywheels don't have any charging magnets. Saw this on amazon. It's a small alternator that puts out 14amps (12 volts). There is also a 20amp model for a bit more $$$. It's supposed to weigh 3.5 lbs. I'm trying to find out what the dimensions are but it looks small. Just thought it might help someone out if they wanted a small alternator to fit their project. Car alternators can be pretty big.

Tiny Alternator

If I end up ordering one, I will post some pics to show the size better. They look pretty cool. Guess they are for a kubota engine.
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Also looks easier to make a mount for it than a car alternator.
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PostSubject: Re: Tiny Alternator from Kubota, Nice for tractor builds...   Tiny Alternator from Kubota, Nice for tractor builds... Icon_minitimeWed Nov 06, 2019 6:15 pm

Yeah I've seen ads for those little units a bunch of times and they always seemed like a perfect compact little unit. I thought you could even use one for a vertical shaft engine really, being that they're so small.

I'm looking forward to seeing how it works for ya!

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PostSubject: Re: Tiny Alternator from Kubota, Nice for tractor builds...   Tiny Alternator from Kubota, Nice for tractor builds... Icon_minitimeWed Nov 06, 2019 7:41 pm

Wow, that is small. Is it internally regulated?
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Never mind. Seen the regulator on the bottom of the page for it.
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I guess you need to run a regulator yeah. I'm thinking that's the way to go for my new build though if I run an ARC flywheel. Too bad they don't just have the charging magnets in their flywheels though. I heard the stock briggs charging coils only put out like 3 amps? So this would be a step up anyway.
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PostSubject: Re: Tiny Alternator from Kubota, Nice for tractor builds...   Tiny Alternator from Kubota, Nice for tractor builds... Icon_minitimeThu Nov 07, 2019 6:38 pm

I almost had one of these, the one on my friend's kubota seized and he bought a new one. I didn't think to ask for it before he threw it out. If only.
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As far as I can tell, it is only a magnet on the pulley and a stator. Would like to see how the stator is made.
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Very cool find!
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PostSubject: Re: Tiny Alternator from Kubota, Nice for tractor builds...   Tiny Alternator from Kubota, Nice for tractor builds... Icon_minitimeFri Nov 08, 2019 1:39 am

Thanks. It's not like having a car alternator maybe, but might be better output than the stock system. If I get one later on I will check it out with a meter and see.
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