Re: 12V alternator for D3 Volvo on Amel 54


Ian Fraser
 

Excellent Bill. Thanks for the advice…..It’s the isolated ground that seems to be the issue.

On 13 Oct 2021, at 22:46, Bill Kinney <cruisingconsulting@...> wrote:

Ian,

Look around for these.  Alternators are very standardized.  Once you know the size (50 Amp), and the type of mounting bracket (not sure for your engine, but there are only a few choices and are easily distinguished with a few measurements) any one will do.  

A quality, name brand, 50 Amp isolated ground marine alternator shouldn't cost more than $350 (and that's on the VERY high end!).  The green paint Volvo puts on the alternators they buy and resell is the MOST EXPENSIVE green paint on the planet.

Bill Kinney
SM160, Harmonie
Annapolis, MD, USA

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