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Old 04-22-2012, 07:21 PM   #115
JRWooden
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Originally Posted by ebrabaek View Post
That's what I understand...... If the R/R has to regulate the voltage down to 13.8 volts by the way of a fancy short....there is more heat dissipated....than if it only regulates down to 14.4......

Erling
Maybe I don't understand what you mean when you say "one-way" ...

I do agree that regulating at a higher voltage is GOOD
(more voltage means less current ... so good),

but beyond that it seems like in a shunt design system, with our stators especially,
INefficient R/R would be better ...
i.e. a higher resistance path to ground in the R/R would be an advantage in that it would help limit the current flow thru the stator coils when less than full output is required.
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