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Dynamator ..Do they work?

PostPost by: pereirac » Thu Jul 03, 2014 11:29 am

Hi,
In the past various members have talked about fitting one of these to their cars. I just wondered how they were getting on with them, especially as they are about ? the price of the competitor...
Are they worth fitting or would it be better just to fit a small alternator?
I am still running a dynamo and only have issues when trying to run lights, heater, wipers and engine cooling fan at the same time .. :D. Does an alternator add any extra load to the waterpump?

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PostPost by: Concrete-crusher » Sat Jul 05, 2014 6:05 pm

Hi I fitted one of these last year and yes it seems very good , and now I understand the elecrical system a little better its really easy to fit and wire up.

Elan S4 with S3 wiring ?

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PostPost by: pereirac » Sat Jul 05, 2014 6:19 pm

Thanks Steve,

Tempting .... Wonder why the others are so expensive then?

My Elan has a new wiring loom, by the number of unused wires under the dash I would guess the wiring is for and Elan, drop head, coupe, US or UK spec. There are 'spare' connecters everywhere...

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PostPost by: fastcat7 » Wed Mar 23, 2016 4:29 am

Hi folks,

after my question yesterday regarding dynamo-alternator options. Has anybody on here who have fitted the Dynamator had any issues with them or are they good. If they are no good I can dis-count them.


Thanks in advance


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PostPost by: Grizzly » Wed Mar 23, 2016 11:17 am

The MET guys use a few of them at work, so i've just inquired and the consensive is don't buy a Chinese ebay knock off get a good brand like Dynalite and they work exactly the same as a standard Alt but just look like a Dynamo (you would have to look very closely to tell the difference when fitted)

I believe these are the ones our place uses http://www.powerlite-units.com/about-dynalites/

Bit of a heads up though, make sure the cable between the Alt and the Battery has a high enough amp rating to handle the alt's output.
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