Dumb Question....Or not? Alternator
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12-08-2000, 05:29 PM
Join Date: Jan 2000
Location: New Bedford, MA USA
Larry, full wave retification would result in a voltage regulator that would be rather large, as you would have to apply a full wave bridge to each phase winding in the stator. And ground would float between the positive and negative outputs. The is no need for producing a negative voltage in automotive applications. So, instead of having 3 diodes, you would end up with 3X4 (4 diodes in a FWB config)or 12 diodes. Are we there yet???
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