Small Engines (Lawn Mowers, etc.)/alternatorstator

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I WAS WANDERING I HAVE ROOM TO PUT AN ALTERNATER STATOR TON AN 8HP BRIGGS AND STRATTON ENGINE DO I NEED A FLYWHEEL WITH MAGNETS INSIDE THE FLYWHEEL TO POWER AN LIGHT ON AN SNOWPLOWER LET ME KNOW THANKS SCOTTIE COCHRANE HAVE A GREAT NIGHT

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You would need a stator and a flywheel with magnets inside it.  Briggs offers several different stators.  A basic stator produces AC which is converted to DC via a diode.

If you go with just an AC you will need and AC light...yes they do make them for mowers.  If you plan to use an auto style DC light you just need the diode style...very common.  If you want the light to be a constant brightness then you need a regulated output.

This URL is helpful:

https://www.briggsandstratton.com/~/media/Frequently%20Asked%20Questions/Engine/PDFs/alternator_specifications.pdf

You will see Briggs has a couple of external stators but I do not believe these will work on your engine.  They usually only bolt to 12 cubic inch blocks common on lawn mower engines.

8 HP flywheels are pretty common.  Have you checked to see if your flywheel has magnets inside it?

Eric

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Lawnmower Repair . Certified Master Service Technician from B&S. Have 23 years experience on B&S, Lawn Chief, Weed Eater, Echo, Peerless, Wheel Horse, Snapper, Atlas, MTD, McCulloch, Homelite and many other numerous brands. Specialize in electrical repair.

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Born and raised in the midwest. Started tinkering with engines when I was about 14 on my Suzuki RM-80. I began lawn mower repair at a small hardware store. I knew absolutely nothing. I read lots of repair manuals and met an older fellow who taught me many lessons. I continued working on small engines through high school and paid my way through college working on mowers at the same hardware store. Decided to get away from the midwest and mower repair so I joined the Air Force. I repaired air traffic control electronic equipment and ended up in Hawaii where I got a part time job at Small Engine Clinic. I gained a lot of experience from the Small Engine Clinic and had a blast repairing small engines. I then took the Briggs and Stratton Master Service Technician test and earned my MST. I then traveled to Wisconsin where I attended the factory update training seminar and received formal training. Continued working on mowers part time as I completed 20 years of military. Retired from the military on a Friday and continued in the lawn and garden industry the next Monday.

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MAS Aerospace Operations BA Mathematics AAS Electronic Communications AAS Electronic Technology

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