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Re: Car Alternator Capacity

1/28/2004 1:41 AM
Enzo
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Re: Car Alternator Capacity
I don't think the alternator folks get into the peak versus program thing. That is for mass market stuff where they ply upon the ignorance of the consumer. It is a car part, and they put in there what the car needs. My truck need to power up a bunch of fuel inectors and stuff the old ones never had.  
 
As to the efficiency and size, I would suspect mot only advances in the pole piece materials as well as the winding configurations enter into it, but I suspect the newer rectifiers even help. Have they gone to multiple phases by now? That would be more efficient than single phase.

 
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Rob Mercure Enzo,They were 3 or 4 phases in... -- 1/28/2004 2:38 PM