Hello, I received great advice to my last question so I am hoping someone will do the same with this one.
Based on info provided by knowledgeable users on this site, I have decided not to try adding electric start to my 2000 E10RL4SSE 9.9 4-stroke but I would still like to be able to charge my batteries when using this engine. What parts would I need to purchase to add this charging ability and how much output (charging) can I expect from this engine when running at low trolling speeds?
Thank you for past advice and in advance to any answers you can provide on this topic.
The small motors charge very little at idle and slow speeds, sometimes about 1 amp or so. At higher speeds, above 3000 rpm a 6 amp charging system puts out it max.
Once again if you plan on doing this, find a junk motor and swap the parts.
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