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Post by dragline » Sunday, 17 May 2009, 5:21 AM

I have a 2000 model f-250 diesel, mine has the single alt setup... How many amps is it? What do I have to do to get more amps?


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Post by Tinman590 » Sunday, 17 May 2009, 5:37 AM

Hi, If it is the non-ambulance package it would be 105 amps. If you need more, you can buy the ambulance package alternators aftermarket that are up to 230 amps.
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Post by dragline » Sunday, 17 May 2009, 5:41 AM

Where do I find the ambulance package alts? All of my local parts stores only offer 110 amp models for 188.99!

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Post by Tinman590 » Sunday, 17 May 2009, 5:49 AM

They are not gonna be cheap, and ho alternator will probabaly be close to 300.00 for that truck. www dot alternatorparts dot com
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Re: amps?

Post by MECHMAN » Monday, 18 May 2009, 7:30 AM

We are a site sponsor, and we have specially engineered bolt in ultra-high output alternators for that truck.

200 amp ProPower unit is $299 shipped

250 amp Rhino series unit is $399 shipped

We use custom designed solid copper rectifiers, oversized charge posts, and HD regulators to survive radio abuse. Cheaper "high output" alternators don't have nearly as much low RPM output as our units do, and they use stock rectifiers which will overheat if used continously. Also, the larger output stud is necessary to make a proper connection capable of carrying 250 amps. You have to be carefull buying "high output" alternators from the parts store or e-bay, otherwise you end up with this: (other high output rectifier left, MechMan rectifier on the right)

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Post by Tinman590 » Monday, 18 May 2009, 16:40 PM

MECHMAN wrote:We are a site sponsor, and we have specially engineered bolt in ultra-high output alternators for that truck.

200 amp ProPower unit is $299 shipped

250 amp Rhino series unit is $399 shipped

We use custom designed solid copper rectifiers, oversized charge posts, and HD regulators to survive radio abuse. Cheaper "high output" alternators don't have nearly as much low RPM output as our units do, and they use stock rectifiers which will overheat if used continously. Also, the larger output stud is necessary to make a proper connection capable of carrying 250 amps. You have to be carefull buying "high output" alternators from the parts store or e-bay, otherwise you end up with this: (other high output rectifier left, MechMan rectifier on the right)

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Re: amps?

Post by dragline » Monday, 18 May 2009, 20:46 PM

Ok guys, I appreciate all the info. Now I have a decision to make as to which one I want.

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Post by p71vic » Saturday, 23 May 2009, 18:41 PM

Do not shop HO alternators by price. You really get what you pay for. I bought the cheapest 250 amp I could and it lasted 3 days. The replacement did 2 days. I spent an extra $75 dollars and my old burb has had it running 3 years.

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Re: amps?

Post by 127 » Tuesday, 02 June 2009, 18:08 PM

p71vic wrote:Do not shop HO alternators by price. You really get what you pay for. I bought the cheapest 250 amp I could and it lasted 3 days. The replacement did 2 days. I spent an extra $75 dollars and my old burb has had it running 3 years.

The cheap price usually isn't cheap when it's all said and done. Been down that road.....Ebay 250 amp big cased GM alternator tested 150 amps...... The $230 was not worth it.

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Post by 127 » Tuesday, 02 June 2009, 18:09 PM

MECHMAN wrote:We are a site sponsor, and we have specially engineered bolt in ultra-high output alternators for that truck.

200 amp ProPower unit is $299 shipped

250 amp Rhino series unit is $399 shipped

We use custom designed solid copper rectifiers, oversized charge posts, and HD regulators to survive radio abuse. Cheaper "high output" alternators don't have nearly as much low RPM output as our units do, and they use stock rectifiers which will overheat if used continously. Also, the larger output stud is necessary to make a proper connection capable of carrying 250 amps. You have to be carefull buying "high output" alternators from the parts store or e-bay, otherwise you end up with this: (other high output rectifier left, MechMan rectifier on the right)

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Re: amps?

Post by dragline » Monday, 06 December 2010, 19:57 PM

So I upgraded to the single 220 amp alt. ANd 2 red top batteries. Still needing more amps. What's next?

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Re: amps?

Post by beef15 » Monday, 06 December 2010, 20:17 PM

Cheapest would probably be to scour junkyards and online salvage sites and try to score a dual alt set up (brackets) off a wrecked super duty with the same motor, and get another alternator to match the HO one you have. Beyond that you're probably going to have to start fabricating alternator brackets and possibly drive systems.

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Post by dragline » Monday, 06 December 2010, 20:24 PM

That's what I've been doing with little success. I want to find the super duty with the ambulance package and just get those brackets and alt off. If its at least 110 amps that will be plenty.

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Re: amps?

Post by sparky64 » Saturday, 11 December 2010, 8:18 AM

Good Luck.................


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