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Re: RE: Buying a '90 90 Quattro 20V?

James sed:

>i'm not sure what the exact solution is here, but i'm pretty sure a zener 
>configured as you describe is not it. maybe igor can provide some insight.

Sorry, guys, I've missed the begining of the thread. Why put a Zener across an A/C
compressor to begin with?

Anyway, James is right on the Zener application, I would only like to add that a 
Zener is supposed to be connected with a current limiting resistor in series. The 
value of this resistor can be calculated based on the Zener's max current spec.