Need help making a permanent magnet alternator Answered
Hi - I have need of a small electric motor, and came across something called an altermotor. This is a converted car alternator that requires a permanent magnet rotor assembly, the removal of the diode pack and a controller. This is also supposed to be good for up to 4HP off 12V. I've worked out everything but how to make the permanent magnet rotor. Does anyone know how to do this? I'd like to do this with high quality neo magnets, preferably with more than 12 bar magnets. A car's alternator is the perfect size for the application, which is to run an air conditioner compressor for an electric car conversion. A single 12V deep cycle battery would be able to run this allowing me to have air without cutting vehicle range since it would be able to operate off its own power system this way. I'm not set on using a converted alternator though, if anyone knows a suitable 12V motor about the same size as an alternator that can produce at least 1HP and spin at least 2000RPM.