Originally Posted by skipmac
I think large alternators are not recommended for gensets for several reasons. Maybe a mechanical pro will confirm but I think the genset may not handle the side loading of a large alternator
and when the full output is needed the alternator
could load down the motor
Originally Posted by Chief Engineer
Mounting a big altenator on a little genset is a bad idea....people do not realize the power it takes to run one.....
I know this is an old thread, but I don't understand these concerns about putting a HOA on a generator engine
. A generator head
is nothing but a HOA and they work just fine. Our generator head
is connected to the engine
by a belt on a power takeoff pulley. Lots of generators are setup this way, and DC generators are exactly this. If the engine can run a 8kw generator head, it can certainly run a 120A alternator.