RE: [DML] RE: Alternator light and LEDs
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RE: [DML] RE: Alternator light and LEDs



Al,
The only reason I disagree is that with out the bias resistance the bulb
offers it drops the voltage to the regulator. The regulator doesn't require
13.8 to 14.5 volts to operate and with out the bulb it severely shortens the
life of the regulator. Look at the melted regulators on the Motorola's and
you will see what I mean. You can run it till the regulator crocks' and it
cost $100.00 to replace to put in a Led.  
You will also notice the led's will come on from what I'm told more often
giving a false impression of what going on. I also guess why we are so
worried about the current draw of the bulbs VS Led's. 
Another group is talking Led's replacing brake lights for the short amount
of time they are on. My question is ? Why. I just don't get it. If your
electrical system is that bad, then there has to be other more important
problems you may not be aware of.
John Hervey
www.specialtauto.com

   

-----Original Message-----
From:Alan Roberts
Subject: [DML] RE: Alternator light and LEDs

My '83 has all LEDs for indicators, including the alternator.  Although John disagrees, with the original Motorola alternator, the LED is quite sufficient to get the alternator going.


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