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Started by John o keeffe, September 22, 2022, 12:09:14 PM
Quote from: thatshitcray on September 02, 2023, 05:19:36 AMNow, when you swap out your stock incandescent bulbs for LEDs, you're actually drawing less current from your electrical system. And you likely won't stop at indicators – is the headlight next? What about the taillight and dash lights? LEDs are way more energy-efficient, so they don't stress your motorcycle's electrical components, including the voltage regulator.Here's where the voltage regulator comes into play: It's responsible for maintaining a steady voltage level in your bike's electrical system. It ensures the battery charges properly and handles excess voltage. However, if the current drawn by your LED indicators is much lower than what the voltage regulator is designed for (common with LEDs), issues can pop up.The regulator might struggle to maintain the voltage level correctly, thanks to the reduced load. This can cause the regulator to heat up – as it's designed to – but it will heat up more than usual since it's operating outside its intended range. Overheating can lead to performance quirks, like your bike acting strangely or needing higher revs to run smoothly. Trust me, you definitely want to avoid this situation. In fact, I've been there myself – I rode around with an ice pack strapped to the regulator before using the gross resistor solution in the interim before getting the MOSFET.A Shendigan MOSFET regulator. Unlike the stock one, this baby is designed to be way more efficient, producing less heat waste. This can help you dodge overheating troubles when you go the LED route. And while some critique the made in China fakes, I'm sure that's what I'm running and haven't had any issues.
Quote from: John o keeffe on September 22, 2022, 12:09:14 PMI want to fit l.e.d.lights to my project gs 500e
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