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Author Topic: 50DN alternator question  (Read 1073 times)
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« on: April 10, 2012, 11:04:18 PM »

Hi,  Can anyone tell me if a 24V 50DN  alternator can be converted to a 12V output?   Thanks, Tyler
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« Reply #1 on: April 11, 2012, 06:48:22 AM »

Not without a lot of work.
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« Reply #2 on: April 11, 2012, 10:12:59 AM »

There was (or still is) a 12v one for sale on one of the boards some where.
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« Reply #3 on: April 11, 2012, 02:03:23 PM »

I believe the windings and armature are different.
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« Reply #4 on: April 11, 2012, 10:04:34 PM »

Tyler, I did see where one of the busnuts posted that there were only 1 or 2 part numbers that were different. You might do a little more digging to see what they are.

These units were able to have some parts replaced without removing the alternator from the engine. I don't know if they would be the right parts so that you could convert it.

For what it's worth.

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« Reply #5 on: April 12, 2012, 09:21:27 AM »

If you do remove the 50DN, it weighs right at 100lbs.  Build a little wood ramp-it will be well liked by your back.  Good Luck, TomC
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« Reply #6 on: April 12, 2012, 11:15:36 AM »

A good alternator shop may be able to tell you what it would take.  Certainly, I professional rebuilder, like Kirks, would know.
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