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Postby Surveyor » September 11th, 2018, 8:13 am

I think the confusion arises from the alternator's data plate which calls it a generator.
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Re: Alternator question

Postby rickf » September 11th, 2018, 8:40 am

Technically it does generate electricity so therefor it is a generator. I remember during the transition from generators to alternators it was always confusing because old school ways dictate it should be called a generator no matter what. That also means all of the military manuals would have to be rewritten to explain the difference between the two which really does not matter to the average GI.
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Re: Alternator question

Postby acudanut » September 11th, 2018, 12:14 pm

kmam wrote:25 Amp - Generator
60 Amp - Alternator



My 72 (A2) engine says GENERATOR 60 AMP. :?:
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Re: Alternator question

Postby kmam » September 11th, 2018, 3:48 pm

This document is a definitive statement about maintenance of generators and alternators for military vehicles. It is very useful for maintenance and clearly shows the use of the terms.

https://drive.google.com/open?id=1VV7CH ... 9VaIWY7mKo

Hopefully others find it as useful as I do.
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Re: Alternator question

Postby rickf » September 11th, 2018, 5:40 pm

Is that the DA Pamphlet 75? Says I need permission to view it. If it is then it is very informative. You do have to figure out how to convert to using modern tools over the military specific tools though.
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Re: Alternator question

Postby kmam » September 11th, 2018, 5:56 pm

Yes it is. I will check on the access - thanks for letting me know Rick.

This should work https://drive.google.com/file/d/1VV7CH6 ... sp=sharing if it does now can someone let me know and I will investigate further. Actually it should probably be in the manuals section - how do I get it there?
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Re: Alternator question

Postby rickf » September 11th, 2018, 6:01 pm

Technically I am supposed to be able to put stuff like that in there but I have not been successful yet.
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Re: Alternator question

Postby kmam » September 11th, 2018, 6:02 pm

acudanut wrote:
kmam wrote:25 Amp - Generator
60 Amp - Alternator



My 72 (A2) engine says GENERATOR 60 AMP. :?:


Ah, a talking engine :shock: . Don't believe everything an engine tells you... I call my Landrover Defender a car but the cleaner at McDonalds the other day called it a TRUCK :( If it is 60Amp it is an alternator.
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Re: Alternator question

Postby muttguru » September 12th, 2018, 3:34 am

rickf wrote:Is that the DA Pamphlet 75? Says I need permission to view it. If it is then it is very informative. You do have to figure out how to convert to using modern tools over the military specific tools though.


Rick, this DA Pam is already on the Web..... it can be directly downloaded from Radionerds here:-

http://www.radionerds.com/index.php/Vehicle_Electrical

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Re: Alternator question

Postby rickf » September 12th, 2018, 8:14 am

Thanks Ken, I have it but I am looking to get it in the manuals on the site. Been too busy lately and now in hurricane prep mode plus getting ready for the Gilbert show. Thongs should slow down a bit after that.
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Re: Alternator question

Postby acudanut » September 12th, 2018, 9:57 pm

" I call my Landrover Defender a car but the cleaner at McDonalds the other day called it a TRUCK"
How does a fast food restaurant come into this subject ?
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Re: Alternator question

Postby kmam » September 12th, 2018, 10:06 pm

Point is, it is still a Defender no matter what individuals care to call it...
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Re: Alternator question

Postby rickf » September 13th, 2018, 8:43 am

acudanut wrote:" I call my Landrover Defender a car but the cleaner at McDonalds the other day called it a TRUCK"
How does a fast food restaurant come into this subject ?

You NEED to get a sense of humor!
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Re: Alternator question

Postby raymond » September 14th, 2018, 7:46 am

rickf wrote:
acudanut wrote:" I call my Landrover Defender a car but the cleaner at McDonalds the other day called it a TRUCK"
How does a fast food restaurant come into this subject ?

You NEED to get a sense of humor!


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