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Old 06-24-2014, 11:59 PM   #137 (permalink)
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Wow, what a great part-by-part system analysis. Are you retired or just don't bother with sleep, anymore? If you don't mind, a couple of questions:
1. With an alternator cutoff switch, the alternator rotor is still engine-driven. Could a switch-driven clutch like the AC compressor clutch reduce the load on the belt even further (and the relays then could be replaced by a diode bank)? Would this be of advantage?
2. Have you seen Lasersaber on Youtube? He has replaced his car battery with 6 supercapacitors and a very small battery. With your minimal draw, you may be able to
get by with an even lighter setup than his, maybe 1/2 lb. If you haven't seen his video, Youtube the words "boost pack".
Looking forward to much more of your analysis.
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