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Old 05-28-2012, 08:03 AM   #32
JRWooden OP
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Originally Posted by CheckerdD View Post
I would be really interested in knowing how many of the "failures" are from people who have over taxed the system. The stock system puts out 400 something watts. Electric vest, PIAAS, GPS, radar detector, hand warmers and your near that point. Put on your turn signal and, honk the horn, and PSAPP. You have cooked it. Dave
The way the stock regulator designed, the stator is forced to work at maximum output all of the time,
regardless of the electrical load applied. It is called a "shunt" style regulator and any surplus current above demand is just sent to ground, .... the stator has a tough job irregardless of applied load....
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