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Old 05-10-2015, 15:58   #1
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Fabco belt-driven AC power generator

This was on my boat when I bought it, but I redid the electrical system and used an inverter for my AC needs. I'm hoping someone here can put this thing to use. In addition to what you see in the pics, I have a V-belt pulley that is still attached to the engine that I will include. You'll have to come up with your own mount/tensioner system and belt.

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Re: Fabco belt-driven AC power generator

not a prospective buyer but curious how the speed is regulated.
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Re: Fabco belt-driven AC power generator

Admittedly, my knowledge of this gizmo (and AC electrical theory, generally) is pretty limited. But my understanding is that there are two ways to regulate voltage and frequency with belt-driven generators. The first is to figure out the math on the pulley ratios so that the generator is turning at it's desired RPMs at your normal cruising RPMs. The second, and probably more practical, is to buy an external regulator, so that maintaining a steady input RPM isn't as crucial.

The previous owner had installed this and he was a bit of a Harry Boatowner type. He raved about it, but said that it had a tendency to eat belts. When I looked at it, the problem was pretty obviously the bracket he had "fabricated" that didn't align the pulleys. I decided to go the inverter route.
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