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Briggs alternator ID

Discussion in 'Mechanic and Repair' started by General Landscaping, Aug 10, 2007.

  1. General Landscaping

    General Landscaping LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 801

    How can one tell if a Briggs engine has a charging system sufficent to run an electric clutch?

    Which digit in the model/code defines alternator output and what are the options?
  2. Bill Kapaun

    Bill Kapaun LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 949

    If the charging system just has the diode in the connector, forget it.
    If it has a Voltage regulator, it's most likely OK.
    The smallest "regulated" system I see is 5 amps, and that doesn't appear to be too common.
    You MIGHT be able to get an idea from the IPL you can download from the Briggs site-
    And maybe not-
    The type#'s seem to be a mystery unto Briggs.
    What are your #'s?

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