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Old 10-25-2012, 01:14 PM   #23
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Originally Posted by Beezer View Post
I've seen a lot of generators, but not quite like that.
It's odd and fascinating, isn't it?

Originally Posted by Beezer View Post
points style regulators typically give full field through the closed points. the resistor is in parallel with the points and when system voltage is reached, the points open which puts the resister in series with the field. this will reduce the field's strength.
You're right, the regulator DOES include a short-circuit around the resistor. I either didn't know that or had simply forgotten it.
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