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Old 02-28-2014, 09:54 AM   #92 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by justme1969 View Post
We can estimate payback in 2 years from your figures and less if you also take in account the life cycle expense on alternator and loss of effective power from alternator draw especially during accelleration activations.
looks a little better this way.

Then for my application Ill take into account key off coasting in dark that saps my system.

So long stories short if you plan to keep your car more than a year it may just pay.
That right there is the big potential payoff. If lower power lights allow more EOC, the payback could be in months instead of years.
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