Re: [multimachine] re- Leece Neville Alternator
My Mack semi had this type of alternator. To make a welder you could open it up and disconnect the regulator connection and feed
the field with a 12 volt battery. If you want to control the current use a 40Watt potentiometer to set current in field. The + Bat output is
the stinger and the case the ground for Reverse Polarity most common 7018 rod. The three phase rectified output is close enough to
DC to not need a smoothing inductor.
The field connections are the 2 slip rings connected to the brushes. The output is the buss bar the internal rectifiers connect to. Case is
ground. The buss bar in some way is connected to the regulator which you need to cut to get the welder output.
I have looked at and read all the links I could find on the net but
found nothing about Leece Neville. In spite of the fact I was in the
auto repair business Iused to hide when somebody came in with
electrical problems. I may have found somebody who re- builds
alternators and is willing to help.I will try to see him on saturday if
I get home at a decent time The weather has been terrible and the roads
even worse. I will try to post any info.