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Old 12-13-2004, 06:28 PM   #1
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Has anyone tried the VPlus Volt Booster from 3800Performance? Does it work? Any noticeable gains?
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Old 12-13-2004, 06:37 PM   #2
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i have not herd of this do you have a link?
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i read the description and 2.2v isnt really anyhing that could improve performance. Have you read the alternator kill switch thread
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the alternator output is controled by a field circuit that controls a elctric magnet in the alternator. by increasing alternator output u can fry ur electrical system components, i wouldnt trust this device.
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you should have a voltage regulator, so the alternator will only put out so much power anyway right. gearheads correct me if i am wrong.
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Save you $75 and put it into something else!
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What this device is doing is adding 2.2 volts to the system it is not cutting out or harming the voltage regulator. In fact it would be as advertized helping in the load and providing more power than without it. That black box contains capictors not unlike the stereo guys use for some added kick when 70% throttle is sensed.
Will this add power? not much, less then 1hp.
Alternative? Smaller alternator pulley to boost the voltage at lower rpm'*, cost less than 20.
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just remember if u run to much voltage into ur system u will fry something
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just remember if u run to much voltage into ur system u will fry something
I totally agree... I would assume 15V would be around max limit unless u were building a race car... Cuz then most the electroics would be gone anyways, and u could use a voltage regulator on the computer to get it back to 13.8....
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