Bill has many standby systems with one major missing link. In the recent “Adventures with Bill” STC articles, a standby alternator was high on the list for future installations.
There are many accessories competing for space and ways to get power to various systems. The Cessna 182 engine installation creates a unique problem for direct standby alternator installations. The distance between the firewall and the engine accessory pad will not accommodate a direct drive standby alternator.
Other aircraft make and model installations use this second accessory pad for dual vacuum pumps. Attaching another alternator to a second belt drive on the rear of the engine creates a two-belt proximity situation where failure of one belt will most likely destroy the other one.
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