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Re: YAESU G5400 Lessons Learned

At 09:03 28/09/2001 -0700, you wrote:
>Doug NA1DB wrote:
>>Ironically, the Radio Shack azimuth rotors have no limit switches,
>>and when they reach the end of travel the motor simply stalls.
>>But the motor's current draw only increases 10% or so when this happens,
>>thanks to the general wimpiness of the motor windings and the transformer...
>It may be wimpy, but it sounds like a pretty foolproof
>failsafe system to me.
>Laura Halliday VE7LDH     "Que les nuages soient notre
>Grid: CN89lg                    pied a terre..."
>ICBM: 49 16.57 N 123 0.24 W        - Hospital/Shafte

Around the late 70's early 80's the Triumph Motorcycle, (made in England) 
had a similar charging regulator. Voltage control by means of a BIG Zener 
diode, Current control by the series resistance of the (permanant magnet) 
alternator stator. Simple, elegant and foolproof, 'cept it was made by "Lucas".

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