I've been testing a modified car alt I received from a very generous member from this and the "other" board.
It was wired star ,with a built -in rectifier, it had one lead out +,..I assume the shell is -,
Took it apart, found the star point ,now it's wired IRP
Anyone of the single phase's (by itself) put out ,..21.4Voc, ..connect 4 lights,..7.3Vdc,...9.3amps=68w
When I series' the 3 outputs ,...62Voc,...lights,..8.3Vdc,...10.43amps=86.6w
Why don't the phases add up
I've tried everything under the sun, but they just don't add up??
Shouldn't it be,...3x68=204,...minus doide and resistive losses??
Each phase puts out 68watts (with 4 lights)....
Does this have to do with "matching the load"
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