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Old 07-10-2016, 20:23   #16
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Re: How to determine maximum size of alternator

Thanks everyone for your help.

So if the engine is being overloaded, what is the Exhaust Gas Temperature range that would indicate this problem. Same question for any other good metrics to monitor engine overloading?
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Re: How to determine maximum size of alternator

I'd be suspicious of anything over about 1100F.
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Re: How to determine maximum size of alternator

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I'd be suspicious of anything over about 1100F.

This is correct. I used to run a 500hp (at the rear wheels) Cummins powered Dodge. The pyrometer probe is downstream of the combustion so it reads less than what is happening at the pistons. Much past 1100 (hotter in the combustion chamber) pistons start to fail.
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