Originally Posted by ebrabaek
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......
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,
efficient 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.