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Old 06-24-2009, 10:59 PM
Scotchmo Scotchmo is offline
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Default Re: Working on my lighting system

For TerrontheSnake ,

I thought is was interesting that a 1/2 wave setup would not kill the engine even with a direct short when setup as a negative ground. If setup as a positive ground by reversing the diode, it is easy to kill the engine when a load is applied. Some more testing will determine if the 1/2 wave will provide enough of a trickle charge for the battery. I'm assuming that with the full wave, you have to isolate the the lighting system ground from the frame. I'll test that out too.
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