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Old 09-26-2012, 01:41 AM
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In case you are curious, BMW's requires components at the generator output withstand +/-8V of ripple at 14.8V (a sinusoidal voltage swinging between 6.8 and 22.8V).

What you really don't want to happen is have the battery disconnect with the generator at full power. I don't think the E36 has a central suppressor to quench the resulting load dump.

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