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Old 03-26-2012, 03:44 PM   #3 (permalink)
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For the record I'd like to state that gears are definitely more efficient than belts. I used to work for a manufacturer of gearboxes in the engineering department. Calculated losses for our gears were ~.5% per gear set.

From wikipedia on belts:
They have high efficiency (90-98%, usually 95%)...
While its not a world of difference I just wanted to clarify things.
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