Re: Electronic Constant Voltage Regulator
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Re: Electronic Constant Voltage Regulator



People have all different success or lack of with the blue regs.  I ran one on my 383S '68 Barracuda for several years with no problem and it STOPPED weird voltage swings I'd had with parts store regulators which included frying one battery enough to spray acid on my nearly new engine compartment paint.  But they do say "race only", and as I understand it they maintain a constant charge rate even when the system isn't drawing as much and therefore may overcharge the battery.  

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On Wed, Aug 9, 2017 at 11:28 AM, JimJablonski <groovinjim@xxxxxxx> wrote:
Lyle,

I don't have the technical reason and frankly still don't understand it, but I can share my experience that I quickly removed the blue "racing" regulator from my car after experiencing what I would call wild running voltage swings / surges.  My voltage gauge was drifting between 12v - 15.5v and meanwhile my electric fuel pump was singing songs of misery, so I freaked out a bit and threw an aftermarket, stock-looking but solid state regulator back on which immediately remedied the situation.

Thank you,

Jim

On Wednesday, August 9, 2017 at 8:00:47 AM UTC-4, carv...@xxxxxxx wrote:
Hi Guys,

I have a Mopar Performance Electronic Ignition conversion on my '63 Sport Fury 383 with a mechanical voltage regulator.

I am being told I need an electronic, "constant voltage" voltage regulator. When I look at places like Mancini, they show these, but they all say "for race only applications."

Two questions:

1) What is it about these regulators that makes them good for only race applications?

2) What is everybody else using?

I've had trouble with my "orange" box, and I'm wondering if the voltage regulator is the problem, but I don't want to go from bad to worse.

I look forward to your thoughts.

Lyle 

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