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post #15 of (permalink) Old 03-05-2016, 10:48 AM
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OEM Stator Plug

A brief explanation, the connector pin size used doesn't match the wire size used. One way of explaining it would be to compare using booster cables that had one end short by 6 inches--ya I know---just came to my head---not on purpose--sooo if you used a 40% smaller wire to join the booster cable to the battery it would work, however it would get warm dependent proportionally to the load current. Some heat would be drawn out of the smaller conductor by the larger conductor, however as heat produces expansion, eventually the smaller conductor would fail, as it heats up , its resistance rises so voltage drop increases, which produces more heat, etc.

And that connector could have had double the size of pin and been far superior to what we have. FYI the regulator suffers from the same stupid design.
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