: Bigger alternator istall



krieghoff
04-02-11, 05:29 PM
Has anyone ever installed a bigger alternator to keep up with everything.

I have 2 batteries in my ESV. I also pull an enclosed trailer with a battery in it and it is charged off the trailer plug.

bstiffmanofsteel
04-04-11, 01:02 PM
I have been thinking about it. Not sure if you need one with the 2 battery set up tho...

hcvone
04-04-11, 01:39 PM
I have been thinking about it. Not sure if you need one with the 2 battery set up tho...

I have been pulling my large trailer through the snow for several years without any issues, that was the main reason I put the dual batteries in, and I have a lot of lights on my trailer. I will look into what options there are when I get in the shop later in the week

Mha
04-04-11, 02:03 PM
I see that there is room for an extra battery any reasons one would need an extra battery?

krieghoff
04-04-11, 02:56 PM
There is so much electrical stuff going on that you really need 2 batteries to keep up with it.

Here is the reason I was asking about the bigger alternator.

https://www.dcpowerinc.com/8206-270-xp.html

bstiffmanofsteel
04-04-11, 04:24 PM
270 amps? DAMN!!! I was thinking 210ish.

krieghoff
04-04-11, 05:02 PM
Size matters! :lol

bstiffmanofsteel
04-04-11, 05:08 PM
Size matters! :lol

Amen!

Big Windy Ext
04-04-11, 05:28 PM
I have two batteries and a third in my snowmobile trailer also . The stock alternator seems to keep up no problem . My new trailer has all led lights and really keeps juice use to a minimum I switched all the lights in the EXT to led also . 270amp would be good if you have a big system like my kids(why so much bass?):banghead: