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I have done some searching around... ebay... google... and whatnot...
Can't find a high output alternator for the 2012 si coupe (or sedan)
And I have searched the forum too

Does anyone know where I might find one, or a company that might have one?
an alternator that does like 180 - 200 amps?
 

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Me too 馃槀
I've seen some "adapters" for modifying the can bus comms

I've seen someone say we can use a dodge cummins alternator with a fabricated bracket

I've seen someone also put in some alternator that fit that was higher amperage than ours (similar to cummins situation) except for the fact whatever it came out of fit our housing type.
They left the alt. plug disconnected and wired a more "traditional" direct charging method.
This left you with a couple alarms that won't go away. Charging and a battery light I think. 馃

I know I called mechman alternators not 2 days ago and they said they're working on one but haven't been able to get it to work yet. 馃槙

Couple potential options out there, none of them strike me as a great option. I'm leaning toward the alternator that fits but leave harness unplugged from the car and direct wire.
Prolly terrible idea 馃槀
 

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You guys need to call "Ohio Generator" Tom is the owner, he can set you up. Your biggest problem will be trying to defeat the ELD. (Electronic Load Detector) It's a device used to boost the MPG up just to satisfy the Government who threatens the auto manufacturers with fines. The Gov. wants the MPG up, even though the technology does not support it. Everyone knows about all of the Battery problems well, this is related to the ELD which limits the alternator from charging the battery at 14 to 15 volts all the time. It keeps it right at 12 volts and only when you run the high beams, AC or drive on the highway over 50mph does it kick it up to the higher charge level, this is horrible for a guy or gal trying to run a powerful car stereo system with dual batteries or any higher draw accessories. Honda should allow customers to turn off the ELD if they want to. Maybe then the batteries won't die on owners who don't drive much or if you are one who never gets on the highway.
 

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It's a device used to boost the MPG up just to satisfy the Government who threatens the auto manufacturers with fines. The Gov. wants the MPG up, even though the technology does not support it.
That a car maker problem, not a car owner problem, if ya nodamene.
 

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I have a bigger alternator and have no issues with the ELD.
 
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