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 11-03-2004, 15:16 Post: 99773
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 Do I have enough WATTS?

Hey guys just wanted to run this by ya'll...

My alternator is 20 amps.. So Watts=Amps*Volts.

20*12=240 Watts

How much of this is being used with no lights on?

I have four 55watt lights I want to pull on the 790, 4*55watts = gives us 220, or 20 watts spare..??

Would a small auto alternator fit in there?

Or just upgrade to the 35 amp alternator = 420 watts?
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High Capacity Alternator Kit (35 amp) LVB19942 $389.00
Pricey for 35 amps!!

What do you think??






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 11-03-2004, 15:29 Post: 99775
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 Do I have enough WATTS?

Do you really need to run all 220 watts at the same time. If you do, I would upgrade the alternator. Running an alternator at 90% for long periods of time could be a problem. Not sure what the real specs are for your 20 amp alternator, but that is probably a peak rating, with an operating rating somewhere at 75% of peak. Seems like it could get tired pretty quick trying to keep up with the battery draw.






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 11-03-2004, 15:31 Post: 99776
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 Do I have enough WATTS?

Add how many watts to charge battery, operate dash lights, tail lights, tractor headlights and operate solinoid(s) to run motor too.

Why 4? Can you run 2 at a time instead? My 2 x 35 watt light are plenty for snowblowing at night.






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 11-03-2004, 15:35 Post: 99777
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 Do I have enough WATTS?

With nothing on, very little is used. Guages+ fuel shutoff and lift pump if your machine has these 2 items I would try it before I spent a dime. If the battery drains, you know you need to remedy the situation.






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 11-03-2004, 15:50 Post: 99778
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I was looking at the fuse pannel and there are a few empty 10, 5, 3 amp spots...

I guess i really should't need both sets on at once...

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Whats your setup use 35/55 watts, with how many amps??






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