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Old 05-15-2012, 11:54 PM
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shadetree77, that is pretty ambitious! you could get 120VAC from an inverter device, though for AC it'd have to be a big one; or, quite possibly, from a switching power supply, which would be smaller and likely more durable.

however, i assume that factory AC systems are always belt-driven rather than electrical because it's more efficient to skip the alternator & electric motor step, not to mention power conversion.
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Old 05-16-2012, 09:53 PM
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yeah i was looking at inverters but for this application it would be too costly. i also have plenty of space on the front of the engine to either run another alternator or generator (this is a bare pickup, no a/c no p/s) and i have a buddy who can fab a custom braket. i haven't read up on the switching power supply idea though....
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