Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Muskegon, Mi
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Sled: 05 SKidoo 500ss
07-08 Mileage: 400
06-07 Mileage: 800
ATV: 07 Suzuki Eiger 400 4x4 auto
2009 Mileage: 200
2007 Mileage: na
2006 Mileage: na
I dont know the electronics of the Polaris unit. But they do have a nice looking package.
I make AC to DC convertors for sleds. Basic unit is $35 shipped, with cig adaptor $40. Cat plug and play, $45. My units are not just voltage convertors, but filtered and and fully regulated with over voltage/thermal protection Regulator IC's. Polars may just be putting in a bridge rectifier and a cap, not sure.
Skidoo's. 05 and newer LC units are DC output from a three phase stator, fully regulated DC output. There is a hookup on the REV's just above the carbs. I have heard the same from the newer F-cats, not sure. The fusion's are probably the same way.
Putting in one diode, only rectifies one half of the sine wave. YOu need a full wave bridge, but you want a regulator post the sleds AC regulator, in case that regulator shorts through and sends 115 volts ac from the stator right to your PED.
The diode for the battery charger...Batteries like pulsed voltage, but since a battery is the best filter capacitor you can get, you dont need to fully regulate the voltage to charge a battery. Batteries actually prefer square wave pulses, top half of the sinad anyways.
Does that help?