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[Scanned by Cloudmark] Re: Voltage Regulator

PostPost by: "Stan Aarhus" » Thu Aug 18, 2005 1:31 pm

What's the current handling capacity of the Lucas "regulator"? Seems to methat it would be a simple matter to duplicate that function and establish the desired reference voltage with a properly sized zener diode. Has anyone done this?

Stan (trying to keep regulated (or regular?))

you can see it on www.holden.co.uk

Go to: 1) e-catalog 2) gauges 3) Smiths Classic Fittings 4) partno.

You connect earth and 12V and get 10V. Uses blade connectors. Price
approx. 11?

"Stan Aarhus"

PostPost by: Rod Little » Thu Aug 18, 2005 2:18 pm

It would be even easier to use an integrated regulator eg 7810
Rod Little

PostPost by: c.beijersbergen » Thu Aug 18, 2005 2:24 pm

I think a zener diode would not cover the current range of the regulator.
In the Europa group I found a scan of an article that describes the use of an elctronic voltage regulator in the Lucas regulator housing. This for those who like te be original.
I can try to find this scan and send it to anyone interested.


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