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-- [ From: human * EMC.Ver #2.5.02 ] --
>I have to agree. I can't believe that ANY lights would have a measurable
impact on mileage. Even A/C is far less than a 10% drag... Since an
alternator is being belt driven all the time anyway (unlike a clutch
operated A/C unit), how would the mechanics of lower mileage come into play
The force against turning a generator is affected by the current load - it's
harder to turn when more stuff is hooked up to it, easier when not loaded.
But as Dan pointed out, 80 or 90 amps is just about 1.5 or so hp. Not too
extreme of a demand.