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160 Amp/12 Volt Brushless 97 Series Large Frame Alternator


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Model # 7807910 | Mfg # 9704-160-IG-BL

Large frame Balmar alternators deliver the power to handle larger battery banks and greater demands typical of offshore power and sailing yachts. Used in conjunction with Balmar Multi-Stage Regulators, these extra-high output alternators are designed to supply the sustained charging output required to meet big house and inverter loads while supporting extraordinary battery demands. All large frame alternators include an isolated ground.

Extra-large case 97-Series alternators deliver additional capacity and heavy-duty construction for sustained inverter loads and large-capacity battery banks. Case measures 6 3/4"dia. Brushless construction (BL).

  • Case Construction: Powdercoated aluminum
  • Number of Outputs: One
  • Approvals: Ignition-safe design for diesel engines and meet USCG Title 33 safety standards. 97 and 98 Series are also safe for marine gas engines and meet SAE and international ISO 8846 and J1171 safety standards
  • Warranty: One year

97-Series Alternator Data Sheet

Balmar Alternator Application Guide

160 Amp/12 Volt Brushless 97 Series Large Frame Alternator

Dimensions 6 3/4" Diameter x 9 1/2" Height x 10 7/8" Length
Features Ignition Safe Design
ISO Approved Ignition-Safe Design for Marine Gas or Diesel Engines
Meets USCG Title 33
ISO 8838 and SAE J1181 Safety Standards
Mount Type Dual Foot 4" Inner Diameter Saddle
Outputs 1 Output
Rated Output Power - 2000 RPM Hot 60 Amps
Rated Output Power - 6000 RPM Hot 148 Amps
Type Alternators
Pulley Groove Type Dual Groove
Voltage 12 Volts DC
Warranty Details One Year

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