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Re: DRLs

-- [ 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.
Huw Powell

HUMAN Speakers