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Thread: Rectifier/Regulator replacement list

  1. #461
    Join Date
    Nov 2012


    How can you tell if a reg/rec is a field regulating type, or a shunt type? What does "FET" mean in the list on the first page?

    This thread started out as something great and helpful, but trying to read through it, has gotten way too complicated and technical! And, as someone who has a fair amount of electrical background, I gotta say, I got lost!
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  2. #462
    Join Date
    Aug 2010


    Field effect transistor- sounds impressive but MOSFET ( metal oxide semiconductor FET) sounds even better! Ignore the hype read this about R/R stuff

    edit: field regulation is what most cars use- some bikes use it but is less common as it's more complicated requiring brushes feeding a revolving rotor.
    Last edited by tom203; 07-28-2014 at 08:27 AM.
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