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Old 15-01-2012, 06:50   #1
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Charging with 4hp Honda Motor Attached to Alternator

Has anyone seen or have experience on this topic? Having a small compact Honda 4 or 5 hp attatched with an alternator to charge their batteries. I have heard of someone selling an actual diesel water-cooled unit also. Doing so you don't use your engines to charge. Ok I know, solar and windgens are all the way but this seems like a good solution for someone that desires to have a spare source of power, if needed thus like a booster pack but that actually works when you need it.
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Re: Charging with 4hp Honda motor attatched to alternator

The Honda 5 has a charging system as a factory option, just plug it in
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Re: Charging with 4hp Honda motor attatched to alternator

i,ve had them twice,one i built myself with a 3.5 honda,centrifugal clutch and 80a alternator,
and another factory built with a 4 hp vertical brigs and stratton and 60 a alternator.

found them very noisey,lots of vibration,and would stall if the batteries were near 12 volts,sold the latter to some deaf cruisers!!
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Re: Charging with 4hp Honda motor attatched to alternator

Attached in what manner?
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Re: Charging with 4hp Honda motor attatched to alternator

I had a similar one also found it to be noisy. I now have a honda 2000i and run a dual 40+ charger with it. It also runs a microwave or toaster when you turn the charger off. It is very quiet. I am making an ondeck storage box for it. Now that I am on a mooring in the summer i have run many power tools with it including a table saw. It has made me decide not to install a larger auxilary gen set.
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i,ve had them twice,one i built myself with a 3.5 honda,centrifugal clutch and 80a alternator,
and another factory built with a 4 hp vertical brigs and stratton and 60 a alternator.

found them very noisey,lots of vibration,and would stall if the batteries were near 12 volts,sold the latter to some deaf cruisers!!
Thanks Atoll for the info i will get a 2000iu honda in the mean time
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