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Old 11-15-2011, 08:26 PM
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old school voltage regulator

hate to say this but your wrong old fart..lol..no ofense..generator and alternator voltage regulators are completely diferent animals..a generator has magnets inside of it..an alternator only has an electromagnet..an alternator voltage regulator manipulates the strength of the electromagnet to produce the amount of amperage your system requires..a generator voltage regulator simply regulates the amount of amperage that reaches your battery..thats why they are so much more expensive..thats why they have screw posts..and #9 wire..the entire amount of electricity passes through them..they will also work with home brew low amperage wind chargers..a lot of people dont understand this..thats the reason for the points and the solenoids..while a newer style voltage regulator can be used to manipulate the amperage going to the batt..it still requires a solenoid..the amperage from the generator cant pass through the new voltage regulator..it would still have to dump via a..for instance..remote starter solenoid..so instead of trying to build your own...just buy the highest amperage generator voltage regulator thats affordable for you..
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