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Default Regarding charging (batteries, not customers)

In article ,
Dave Plowman (News) wrote:
In article ,
Max Demian wrote:
On 26/04/2021 23:11, williamwright wrote:
On 26/04/2021 17:47, charles wrote:

It's thirty years old! Electronics wasn't invented!
some was - otherwise you wouldn't have been able to watch the telly

It was a joke!

Actually, before about 1980, it might as well have been true as the only
electronics that most cars had was the radio. I suppose manufacturers
were worried about vibration, damp and temperature changes. I think
electronic ignition was about the first to come in.

Not really. Alternators became the norm when power transistors became
affordable. Over a decade earlier than 1980. And electronic ignition. Of
course such things started first on more expensive cars and spread

I added an alternator to my Anglia in latish 60s. the load broke the take
off pulley on the crankshaft. I managed to get a solid one, for the Lotus
Cortina - I think

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