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Old 09-11-2019, 05:16 PM   #12
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Default Re: Checking generator output

Is this a 2-brush generator with a regulator or just a 3-brush generator? The 3-brush type is limited on how much voltage it will put out. Only the amperage can be adjusted with the 3rd brush. With the Fun Projects regulator it still works the same way with the 3rd brush as a current limiter. The FP voltage regulator doesn't have a lot of voltage to work with even with this type or regulator installed but it has to have the amperage below 15 or it will fry the thing. Amperage output is a lot more important than the voltage.

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