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hawaiianstyln

DBelectrical 220 Alternator for Indmar

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hawaiianstyln

Anyone add one of these or know about them.  Got this off the Malibu/Axis FB page as a few others have added them since they fit on the Indmar specifically Monsoons.  Was about to pull the trigger.  I've already ran a new 1/0 awg upgrade wire to the starter since the MFG wire was or appears to be around 8-10 gauge

https://www.dbelectrical.com/products/220-amp-marine-high-output-alternator-universal-mount.html

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Woodski

I have gotten some stuff from them, good service.  It is even Indmar grey.

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oldjeep

I've bought a number of starters and alternators from DB over the years.  Never had any issues

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MLA

You upgraded the alternator supply to 1/0ga? You could run a 500A alternator off that cable. 

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hawaiianstyln
5 minutes ago, MLA said:

You upgraded the alternator supply to 1/0ga? You could run a 500A alternator off that cable. 

Haaa well i had extra and since that stuff wasnt cheap i figured i would use it.  

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Vroom
1 hour ago, hawaiianstyln said:

Haaa well i had extra and since that stuff wasnt cheap i figured i would use it.  

Did you make sure to use high temp wire and not regular power wire that's used for stereos?  Just checking cuz people don't usually have extra high temp 1/0 awg wire laying around 

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oldjeep
38 minutes ago, Vroom said:

Did you make sure to use high temp wire and not regular power wire that's used for stereos?  Just checking cuz people don't usually have extra high temp 1/0 awg wire laying around 

He's using 1/0 welder wire.  Ought to be fine

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Nitrousbird
1 hour ago, Vroom said:

Did you make sure to use high temp wire and not regular power wire that's used for stereos?  Just checking cuz people don't usually have extra high temp 1/0 awg wire laying around 

In a boat engine bay, why would you even care about high temp wire?  They run so cool it's pointless.  

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Vroom
52 minutes ago, oldjeep said:

He's using 1/0 welder wire.  Ought to be fine

I may have missed him saying that. Just looking out so he doesn't run into trouble later 

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Vroom
14 minutes ago, Nitrousbird said:

In a boat engine bay, why would you even care about high temp wire?  They run so cool it's pointless.  

Mine runs around 150 degrees when warmed up

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Nitrousbird
Just now, Vroom said:

Mine runs around 150 degrees when warmed up

That's not very hot in consideration of wiring.  

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Vroom
22 minutes ago, Nitrousbird said:

That's not very hot in consideration of wiring.  

Maybe, maybe not but now that I think about it, the alternator wire goes directly to the starter which does get extremely hot.  Anyways I'm not here to be a forum expert. Just looking to help him avoid issues in the future 

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oldjeep
8 minutes ago, Vroom said:

Maybe, maybe not but now that I think about it, the alternator wire goes directly to the starter which does get extremely hot.  Anyways I'm not here to be a forum expert. Just looking to help him avoid issues in the future 

To the starter.?  Should go to the external solenoid or tge engine breaker, not the one on the starter. 

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Vroom
16 minutes ago, oldjeep said:

To the starter.?  Should go to the external solenoid or tge engine breaker, not the one on the starter. 

I think it does on his boat

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hawaiianstyln
9 minutes ago, Vroom said:

I think it does on his boat

For the most part it does.  The solenoid is basically piggy backing the starter.  

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Nitrousbird
11 hours ago, hawaiianstyln said:

For the most part it does.  The solenoid is basically piggy backing the starter.  

It doesn't matter.  Some special high-temp wire is not needed at all.  Don't waste your money.

Now I personally wouldn't use welding wire.  A high strand count copper will be more flexible for installation and less likely to be damaged from bending and vibrations.  If you shop around, you can find a high strand count wire for prices close enough to welding wire.

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oldjeep
1 hour ago, Nitrousbird said:

It doesn't matter.  Some special high-temp wire is not needed at all.  Don't waste your money.

Now I personally wouldn't use welding wire.  A high strand count copper will be more flexible for installation and less likely to be damaged from bending and vibrations.  If you shop around, you can find a high strand count wire for prices close enough to welding wire.

Welder wire is high strand count copper. 

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hawaiianstyln

Correct the welding wire i have is flexable high strand copper.  @Nitrousbird i had it left over from the 5 battery project install so why not use it.  

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granddaddy55
On 1/11/2019 at 11:52 AM, hawaiianstyln said:

Anyone add one of these or know about them.  Got this off the Malibu/Axis FB page as a few others have added them since they fit on the Indmar specifically Monsoons.  Was about to pull the trigger.  I've already ran a new 1/0 awg upgrade wire to the starter since the MFG wire was or appears to be around 8-10 gauge

https://www.dbelectrical.com/products/220-amp-marine-high-output-alternator-universal-mount.html

Jeremy Finnerty on FB has a monster exile system with 3 batts he runs with one, he’s pretty technical , ask him, forget his handle on this site 

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hawaiianstyln

@granddaddy55 thanks for that, I will ping him on FB messenger

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