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Anyone know what kind of current rating a stock alternator in a 2011 Fusion with a 2.5 has?

Or does anyone know how big of an (audio)amp the stock alternator can handle?
 

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Especially since the alternator in our cars is specific to 2010-2012 Fusions and Milans with 2.5s, so it's not like an aftermarket upgrade for a Mazda6 will work.

there are aftermarket solutions for the 2010-2012 setups, but they ain't cheap. $500-600 range for a ~240a if my memory serves.
 

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I am currently running about 2300 rms on stock alt in 2012 fusion se 2.5l but have up graded battery front and rear. Also mechman did not have a direct fit only had there universal wich you would have to make a bracket, but they would fit it with correct plug and pulley. Dc has a direct fit either 250 or 270amp and was 600-630 excessive amperage has one for about 500$ and is little under 250amps depends what power you looking to run and money to spend. ( i got price quotes so thats how i got those numbers i have the emails still from dc and mechman).
 

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the highest I could clamp power wise was about 1000 CLEAN watts off the stock alternator with a 4000w RMS Crescendo bc3500d, wired at 1 ohm,
I have since upgraded to a direct swap mechman 270 model, tested at 325 amps @1800 rpm and added 2 6,000 amp batteries and another 50 feet or so of 1/0 wire, now after box rise I clamp in the 3,000 watt area, clean power, with about 1/10 of a volt in voltage drop, which is nothing, so i am ready to add another 3500,

On your stock alt, I would suggest running a 1200- 1500w RMS amp, because after box rise you'll be lucky to get 1000-1200 watts out of it, and your car can support this,
I ran approx 1200 watts after rise for 4 years on the stock alternator and battery, never any issues, minor light dimming,
 

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the highest I could clamp power wise was about 1000 CLEAN watts off the stock alternator with a 4000w RMS Crescendo bc3500d, wired at 1 ohm,
I have since upgraded to a direct swap mechman 270 model, tested at 325 amps @1800 rpm and added 2 6,000 amp batteries and another 50 feet or so of 1/0 wire, now after box rise I clamp in the 3,000 watt area, clean power, with about 1/10 of a volt in voltage drop, which is nothing, so i am ready to add another 3500,

On your stock alt, I would suggest running a 1200- 1500w RMS amp, because after box rise you'll be lucky to get 1000-1200 watts out of it, and your car can support this,
I ran approx 1200 watts after rise for 4 years on the stock alternator and battery, never any issues, minor light dimming,
So I just got a 250 amp alt for my 2012 se 2.5 is it gonna murder my charging system, I did the big 3 as well. But I’m running 1800rms so I needed a small upgrade but don’t wanna ruin my car either....any help would be appreciated!!
 
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