<VV> Charging disconnect wiring

J R Read_HML hmlinc at sbcglobal.net
Thu Jul 29 02:17:04 EDT 2010


You are saying that after you turn the alternator "off" (throwing the belt), 
you want to be able to turn it back "on" without a need to replace the belt? 
You'd rather flip a switch than a belt, right?

I'll need to go back into "conference" on that one.  <GRIN>

Later, JR

'61 Rampside Standard 4/110
'65 Monza Convertible 4/140
"Keep the Love Alive"

----- Original Message ----- 
From: <Sethracer at aol.com>
To: <hmlinc at sbcglobal.net>; <VirtualVairs at corvair.org>
Sent: Thursday, July 29, 2010 12:43 AM
Subject: <VV> Charging disconnect wiring

> In a message dated 7/28/2010 9:44:29 P.M. Pacific Daylight Time,
> hmlinc at sbcglobal.net writes:
> I needed  to confer before I responded to this one.  From my "secret"
> source:
> "Some people just make it harder than it should be. You can buy  a 100amp
> upgrade external very easily but why? It does not charge well at  idle.
> That's why we use the 63amp one from the parts store. More than  plenty of
> power."
> Later, JR
> Oh boy - So many smart (at least about electricity) on here. I want to ask
> a question. What I would like to do is run an internally regulated
> alternator  (preferably not a single wire alternator) on a Corvair, but 
> with one
> additional  feature. I want to be able to flip a switch in the drivers
> compartment to remove  any electrical/charging load on the fan belt. It 
> could be
> either before engine  start-up, or after engine start-up. Two important 
> caveats
> - First - It  has to be safe, I don't want to set the car on fire and
> second - flipping  the switch cannot damage any part of the equipment. I 
> would
> like to be able to  turn the charging capability on or off at any time, 
> but I
> could live with  having the stop and re-start the car before flipping the
> switch. I realize that  much of the load on the fan belt is from the 
> inertia
> of the alternator, but I am  greedy for HP and I want as small a load on 
> the
> cooling drive system while I am  abusing it - uh, I mean driving it.
> So -  where in what circuit does the switch go?
> Seth  Emerson
> C's the Day! - Corvair,  Camaro, Corvette
> San Jose, CA
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