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Posted by Vaughn Simon on July 7, 2008, 7:40 pm
 


   Hey Ken, please take a moment to snip the quoted text down leaving just the
part you are responding to.  Otherwise we all have to scroll down on a fishing
expedetion to find your words of wisdom.

Thanks
Vaughn



Posted by phil-news-nospam on July 7, 2008, 10:21 pm
 
On Mon, 07 Jul 2008 19:40:25 GMT Vaughn Simon

|   Hey Ken, please take a moment to snip the quoted text down leaving just the
| part you are responding to.  Otherwise we all have to scroll down on a fishing
| expedetion to find your words of wisdom.

I agree.  Even with my 80 row text display, I could not see the start of a reply.

Of course this should never be taken as some excuse to ever start top posting.

Quoting should be limited to just reference points.  If someone wants to read
the whole original post, they can go back via their Usenet server, or go to
Google Groups and search by the referenced message ID string.

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Posted by Ulysses on July 6, 2008, 10:54 pm
 

Another advantage to using an alternator is that you can use smaller, longer
wires to run "wild" AC to your "power station" and rectify to DC just before
it gets to your batteries.  Trying to run DC any distance would require big,
fat, expensive cables and you would probably still have some voltage drop.

The way I look at it is an alternator is a generator but a generator is not
necessarily an alternator.

Perhaps the DC generators could be use engine-driven to charge batteries
when all else fails.



Posted by amdx on July 7, 2008, 12:58 am
 


Posted by amdx on July 7, 2008, 1:07 am
 

   Might want to rethink this paragraph. Wire size would be specified by
current, not
whether it ac or dc. Voltage drop would be simular whether ac or dc.
                                                                            
       Mike



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