DYNAMO: from the Greek dunamis,“power”… (bet you didnt know that. Don’t worry, I had to look it up)
“A machine for converting mechanical energy into electrical energy, typically by means of rotating coils of copper wire in a magnetic field”
A common modification on older Land Rovers is to replace the Dynamo with an Alternator, If you run a lot of high current ancillaries (spot lights, winches, fancy stereo system) the alternator conversion is for you.
As LGL won’t have any of these additions, we’ll be sticking with the original Lucas C40. Even better, all the lights will be LEDs, so there isn’t even the high current draw of halogen bulbs.
There’s a myriad of reasons an alternator is more favourable over a dynamo, most of them largely make sense….. but…… the old Lucas C40 just looks right and has been taking care of the the electric needs of LGL for 50 years, so with a strip and inspection, it will hopefully be doing the job for another few years.