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- Nov 30, 2008
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- Burpengary East
I have been involved with the development of a new reg for the Rotax generator. The Rotax is certainly not a nice presentation to the reg and if the reg ever goes funny with either a bad earth or some sort of funky failure the lithium will most likely end up being a 4000deg fireball. Even with the internal protection circuits some of them have. The good old AGM or even a lead acid battery is a far better idea for this type of std generator and regulator. If your electrically minded you will see the unloaded output from the rotax which is in the range of 50V peak to peak as you can see on the cro. With our reg you can see what happens as we use the amount of each cycle which is over 400hz needed to supply the current to a load. The Rotax is good supposedly for 18amps but ours will limit the charge current 12 amps into the battery and clamps the voltage very fast to maintain the correct dc level to the batteryI would have to agree.
I'll take the extra 5 odd kilos for an AGM over one of these at the moment.
I really don't think the Rotax regulator is up to it.
My ODYESSEY is still running strong after close to 7 yrs.
Perhaps at 10 yrs I'll look at how they are going if my battery needs replacement.