1. You can now help support WorldwideDX when you shop on Amazon at no additional cost to you! Simply follow this Shop on Amazon link first and a portion of any purchase is sent to WorldwideDX to help with site costs.
    Dismiss Notice
Dismiss Notice
This forum does not allow a single user to have more than one username. If anyone wants to change their username contact an admin and it will be done. Multiple accounts belonging to the same member will be deleted without warning.

How to use a highoutput alternator as an emergency welder - DIY

Discussion in 'Home Brew' started by yachtwork, Jan 23, 2010.

  1. yachtwork

    yachtwork Member

    Joined:
    Jan 19, 2010
    Messages:
    5
    Likes Received:
    0
    This is a link to an article on how to use an alternator as an emergency welder. The same system can be used to run most power tools. The conversion can be done in the field with local parts available in most worksites, boats, or general field situations.

    If done correctly the alternator can be re-configured to original and used to charge batteries again. This system can also be used with a lawnmower engine powering any old alternator as a portable welder.

    The article was written for boats, but the system is the same and in use on many 4x4's and boats. If you do a web search you'll see there are kits that sell for upward of 1000 dollars, but this article shows how to make the conversion for less than ten dollars of spare bits.

    The link is
    Emergency alternator welder



    [​IMG]

    Hope this helps

    Scott
     

Share This Page

  • About Us

    The WorldwideDX Radio Forum was originally established in 2001. We pride ourselves on welcoming Radio Hobby enthusiasts of all types, while offering unbiased, informative, and friendly discussion among the members. We are working every day to make sure our community is the best Radio Hobbyist's site.
  • Like us on Facebook

  • Premium VIP Member

    The management works very hard to make sure the community is running the best software, best designs, and all the other bells and whistles. Care to buy us a beer? We'd really appreciate it!

    Donate to us!