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Old 09-21-2008, 12:27 PM
LordMaximo LordMaximo is offline
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Default Re: Happy Time Electric Starter/Generator Question...

Now if the starter is going to be used as a generator, I think it would actually burn up the unit faster then what you may not have thought to happen.
Generators are built entirely differnet from starters. Starters are made to fire rapidly in short burts, or the commentator will simply over heat and short circuit itself from carbon buildup off the brushes.
A generator is built to run on a continuos bassis and the field windings are design for this purpose as well.
Really sorry to burst your bubble on this issue.......I have experience in rebuilding starters and generators to know this application does not exist.
This is why all motor vehicels have two seperate components for two jobs.

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