96-Series (48V) Alternators96 Alternators 48V Mid-Duty Cycle, Large Frame Alternators

  • 60A (2.9kW) and 100A (4.8kW) at 48 Volts!
  • Industry Best Turn-on Thresholds
  • Low Power Take-Off at Idle Speeed
  • Designed for External Regulation
  • Works with the New Balmar MC-620 Regulator
  • Ideal for 48V Lithium Battery Banks

New 96-Series Alternators from Balmar establish a new standard for emerging 48V battery banks and inverter systems.

48 PartsWhen paired with the New MC-620 Regulator, now you can combine the advantages of Balmar’s legendary multi-stage regulation capability in a 48V charging system.  Offered in two power packages of 60A and 100A, these high power alternators provide 2.9 kW and 4.8 kW of charging power, respectively.

48V systems fill the need for ever-increasing power requirements from DC battery systems.  DC air conditioning and cooking, for example can stretch 12V systems beyond practical application.  the benefits of a 48V system include much more efficient components such as chargers and inverters, manageable cable sizes, and of course higher output alternators in reasonable package sizes.  Lithium batteries can be charged at very high rates, so a 48V system can accomplish this in a cost effective way.  With much lower cut-in speeds than the competition (1,325 RPM for 60A, 2,200 RPM for 100A) the 96-Series makes more power at lower RPM, thereby limiting the need for complex pulley schemes or over-throttling the engine at idle.  Click here to review the 96-Series’ performance curves.

For lithium battery applications, the MC-620 regulator will disable charging for battery temperatures at or below 0oC (32oF).  The MC-TS-A and MC-TS-B temperature sensors are both required for lithium battery charging.

Contact Balmar Technical Service to learn more about the New 96-Series Alternators! Click here to review Silent Running – A Case Study for 48V Systems.

   Part Number(1) Output  Grounding   Power Take Off   Mounting Style   Standard Pulley
Volts Amps
96-48-60-K6 48V 60 A Case Up to 8 HP

  Dual Foot 4″ (J-180)


K6 (2.7″ Dia)
96-48-60-K6-IG Isolated
96-48-100-K8 100A Case Up to 11 HP K8 (2.5″ Dia)
98-48-100-K8-IG Isolated
Part Number Power Input  Battery Profiles
MC-620-H 12V  Universal Factory Program, Deep Cycle Flooded, Gel Cell, Absorbed Glass Mat (AGM), Spiral Wound Flooded (Optima), Standard Flooded, Halogen Systems, Lithium (LiFePO4)
MC-TS-A     Alternator Temp Sensor
MC-TS-B Battery Temp Sensor

                                (1) Balmar’s 96-Series 48V Alternators are designed to be used with the MC-620 Multi-Stage Regulator. Caution:  The MC-620 Regulator requires a 12V input, consuming up to 20A at 12V to power the device.  It cannot be powered from a 48V source.