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twombo

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Re: Who's running Petteroids?
« Reply #15 on: June 28, 2006, 07:16:43 PM »
Hey "ronsmith"!!

Very similar to what I plan to do. How are you regulating your charge?  I want to charge about 800 to 1000 ah of batteries. Been looking at the  the "Mark 8" that is described in a file at the Homepower site;

http://www.homepower.com/files/mark8.pdf

Still mulling over whether to get a 3.5hp Mini or a full size 6hp Petter.

Mike




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Re: Who's running Petteroids?
« Reply #16 on: June 28, 2006, 07:35:32 PM »
3.5hp will spin a Chrystler 70 amp Alternator....

Get an old one from the 70's with an externaly regulator, these realy charge well, and they're simple. Add an on/off switch for the field so its easier for the Petter to start and get up to speed.

A 3 HP Briggs and an alternator like this charged batteries at my camp for 20 years. You don't need a fancy regulator. Never let batteries go below 80% charge if you can help it and its less strain on the charging system and your batteries will last longer.

Doug

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Re: Who's running Petteroids?
« Reply #17 on: June 28, 2006, 09:03:39 PM »
no doug, I am still looking.. I got one a few weeks back but it is too big//,, but now i have one to trade.. sid
15 hp fairbanks morris1932/1923 meadows mill
8 hp stover 1923
8 hp lg lister
1932 c.s bell hammer mill
4 hp witte 1917
5 hp des jardin 1926
3 hp mini petters
2hp hercules 1924
1 1/2 briggs.etc

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Re: Who's running Petteroids?
« Reply #18 on: June 29, 2006, 02:26:47 AM »
Sounds like you have a mini Petter, thats the 80mm stroke crank. My price list says thats a 20 USD part in India hopefuly you can get one.

Any Indian manufaturers reading this that would accept PayPal? You could sell us lots of parts that way!

Doug

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Re: Who's running Petteroids?
« Reply #19 on: June 29, 2006, 02:52:41 AM »
maybe patel will send an email offering to sell me a crank// sid
15 hp fairbanks morris1932/1923 meadows mill
8 hp stover 1923
8 hp lg lister
1932 c.s bell hammer mill
4 hp witte 1917
5 hp des jardin 1926
3 hp mini petters
2hp hercules 1924
1 1/2 briggs.etc

Doug

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Re: Who's running Petteroids?
« Reply #20 on: June 29, 2006, 03:38:20 AM »
Yes that would be very nice, trouble is to wire money to India the way I did would cost more than the crank.

Doug