Originally Posted by goldentaco
"...so you're saying there's a chance"
I get the differences, and the failures of each are definitely of concern. I don't have computers on the bike but I'm sure there are a few things that could go
after a failure.
But if there was a load total <= to the rated capacity of the stator would the Series regulator provide that? Or is it always putting out less than your stator running flat out could provide?
Yes. The series type will just supply what the system is demanding. If for example you run a 200 watt system, it will draw and supply that. The remanding capacity will simply just not be generated..... thus the stator running cooler. It will do this up to its 400 watt capacity. It is the potential failure I would be worried about. Be interesting to talk with people who have run them for long periods of time.... perhaps even seen a failure...