Originally posted by ripperd2
[br]DUDE!!! You guys have it backwards. V=IR remember? Your stator produces a fixed amount of wattage. Your regulator is a very simple smart FET that anytime the voltage gets over a certain point (about 14v), it will leak current to ground, thereby bleeding the extra wattage (that is unused) away. your voltage regulator only has one wire coming off it. HOW CAN all your power go through it? It doesn't. Only the unused power goes through it. See for yourself.
Originally posted by Ski-Donkey Wizard
[br]ripperd2 there are a few errors in your statement. The wattage from the stator does not stay constant. The system will only put out enough power to cover what is drawn from the components. A system of resistors is used to limit voltage. No current is transferred to the chassis. That would not be a good deal! All excess voltage is dropped over a resistor before the ground – that is why the regulators sometimes get hot.
Just to get back to Dyson700's question....I put a 100/80 blue zenon in my sled last season replacing the old 60/60. Big difference, the bulb looks blue oncoming but puts a bright white light on the trail.Just wondering if anybody has changed their factory headlight bulbs with any sort of highoutput bulb. I am looking for some, but not sure what to get. I am not looking to spend $150 (canadian) for the PIAA's. Anybody have any suggestions?