Re: Tomos A55 peak voltage level?

Graham Motzing /
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So, speaking of engineering challenges....

The thing about a magneto is that it's not linear like a battery, voltage output is a function of resistance on a curve, and also rpm. Some Mopeds or old motorcycle use ballast resistors or choke coils to balance the load on the system.

I don't really know this stuff as well as I'd like to... Maybe post a more interesting subject and see if Maitland will chime in? It's definably a bit more complicated when you are trying to design for a nonlinear system, hence the suggestion to rectify first, then manage it as a DC source, throw a bunch of super capacitors on the output and accept the loss of efficiency.

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