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Old 09-13-2018, 08:00 PM   #31
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Probably not that hard to run a few temp. wires to the regulator and such. If I cooked the stator or something, I would wish I had. But I don't know if it's needed or not. JImChuk
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Old 09-13-2018, 08:13 PM   #32
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I understand. Just make sure to meet any minimum load requirements if the regulator requires it.
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Old 09-14-2018, 08:07 AM   #33
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I was digging through the installation manual today, and it had a circle around the capacitor and it said optional. So I guess I should be able to run the engine for a little bit with out it. JImChuk
Neither Model IV 96KL or 338S had or has the capacitor or has shown a noise problem. 900 hours on the first one.
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Old 09-14-2018, 08:49 PM   #34
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Bob Nuckolls (AeroElectric Connection) has stated:


"As long as you have a battery on line,
the capacitor serves no demonstrable
purpose."



It's actual intended purpose seems to be a mystery to many owners, but I do not believe that it is there as a noise filter as many seem to think. I tend to generally believe and accept what Bob says, and it seems like Lowell's experience probably tends to confirm his statement. I'm guessing that the capacitor provides some kind of a buffer if the battery is disconnected, preventing unwanted bad things from happening?
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Old 09-14-2018, 09:34 PM   #35
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Thanks guys for the info. JImChuk
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Old 11-20-2018, 11:26 AM   #36
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I bought the capacitor for my Rotax 912UI because I heard that if I use an EarthX battery, I will want the "cleaner" power supplied to the charging system. Im so gullible. Although, my source is a demigod in the Kitfox community.
Dare I say his name? nope.
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