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Portable home made welder alternator.

Choosing an alternator based on your engine

Why build when you can buy?
Choosing the right engine
Choosing an alternator based on your engine
Keeping it ........ Exciting
The sum of all the parts. Hooking it all up.
Balancing it all out
Putting the welder to use
Injury and or death
Credit where credit is due.

Choosing the alternator is simple.  I feel that sticking with good heavy duty older alternators produces satisfactory results.  Get an externally regulated 100+ amp alternator and stick with a common type ie. Leece,  Prestolite, Chrysler, etc...  The brushes should be externally accessable so you can apply power directly to them.  I like Leece Nevilles for this and also for the ability to tap into 3 phase from the outside.  A good 160 amp small case Leece (Prestolite) can be had for 50.00 on Ebay.


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