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Old 02-10-2013, 06:35 AM   #17
mikeeshaq
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Originally Posted by Capt. Obvious! View Post
Thanks for the info. It left me a little confused though, I was under the impression that only the European cars had the "smart charge" feature, mine is US spec. Am I missing something?
Ford builds their cars through out this planet
My Transit Connect is made in Turkey, with a Spanish built engine and an American made transmission. The radio is made in Portugal
US Spec refers to EPA and US Highway transportation requirements.

Pulse Width Modulation is used because it is just 'switching' and there isn't alot of heat generated with respect with trying to control the alternator via an analog signal

OH yes what went to the moon had far less computing power than today's modern automobiles

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