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Old 05-12-2021, 01:09 PM   #19 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by Piotrsko View Post
The main wear point to an alternator is the friction contact to the commutator by the brushes which wont be reduced by load, followed by bearing drag. There is some arc erosion, but it seems insignificant with a wise choice of brush carbon composition
I didn't know that, thanks for the information. It just seemed like less load and heat would be better for the alternator's longevity, but it sounds like any differences would likely be negligible.
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