My bad, 12 diodes 6 fields or something like that. Maybe I should consider one of those rebuilt for wind turbines that use permanent magnets?
Err, 90%load? You know most cars need 15 amps just to idle. Turn the lights on thats another 15 or so amps. Got 4 head lamps and drive with high beams on? 65 watts x2 at 12 volts = another 11 amps. Got AC, rear defroster on? I got 4 head lamps, DRLs, 2 ACs, 2 heaters to name a few electrical loads.
Although Honda says the odyssey will work on 9 volts the VMI people say there wheelchair stuff needs 13 volts or so.
Cars are rather power hungry and I use to drive around with a few deep cycle batteries, an inverter a 120-12 volt adjustable mean well power supply to supplement the cars electrical load to gain 5-7 mpg back when gas was 4 bucks a gallon. I had it adjusted to 14 volts and 30 amps. It frequently cycled with a fan on it due to thermal issues and load as the car is an energy hog.
My sidekick has a 70 amp alt and its not enough to hold the winter load of lights, defroster front and rear, fog lamps, etc. I pick and choose loads watching the brightness of the head lamps. I got a gm replacement alt that puts out 105 amps, but this oem one keeps plugging along.
The odyssey has tons of electrical crap and has like 3 miles of wiring inside it. Fuse panels everywhere from under the hood and 1 at each corner.
Mechman has good reviews and many of the guys who use them for bass have banks of batteries that they do not precharge. Im still gonna precharge the odyssey and continue with the solar panel addition.The square wire seems unique to them. Maybe they are on to something? You know Tesla use to use cone shape coils when he needed a transformer of some sort. They say shape has no effect on it. You got another suggest than the brands Ive already mentioned Im all ears.
Yeah, my first issue with warranty was with an oil filter that leaked at the seam. I told them and they said heres your one time replacement.
Second was a belt I purchased for my riding mower. Returned it chewed up and again they said one time replacement. Year later it too was chewed up and I returned. The computer had remembered I had previously had it replaced and they said no it was 1 replacement.