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Yes, I'm sure that it is dropping but I've never put a voltmeter on it to know how much. Idle is about 800 RPM and at about 1000- 1200 RPM the headlights regain full brightness.

If I could find an old mechanical regulator I could fix this, but the electronic ones made and sold now are epoxy-potted and non-adjustable. Odds of finding an old one which still works are next-to-none since they changed over to electronic in the 70's.

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Yeah, I'm terrified to dive back into the electrical system on the trike, but I threatened to do it in cooler weather, so need to get off my butt soon.

FWIW the trike has a kick starter which works. Can put off getting a new battery for a long time. :)
 

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Yes, I'm sure that it is dropping but I've never put a voltmeter on it to know how much. Idle is about 800 RPM and at about 1000- 1200 RPM the headlights regain full brightness.

If I could find an old mechanical regulator I could fix this, but the electronic ones made and sold now are epoxy-potted and non-adjustable. Odds of finding an old one which still works are next-to-none since they changed over to electronic in the 70's.

Phil
Just increase the idle RPM, problem solved! Mine idles at 950 RPM instead of the factory default 830 RPM, much nicer.

A change in input voltage to a switching regulator like the dashcam power adaptors changes the switching frequency, which affects the noise on the power supply reaching the camera, so it is likely not to be an issue of voltage, but one of noise. Generally the higher power adaptors will do better at minimising noise.
 

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Ran the supplied PS today with zero shutdowns but didn't have headlights or heater fan going. The old PS would trip up sometimes in the same circumstances so my problem is hopefully solved, and I think the cam is OK.

@Nigel I can't raise the idle RPM without toasting the E4OD transmission, which isn't tolerant of high temps or abuse. Idle drag will kill it quickly according to my experts and after spending big to have it rebuilt I won't risk that.

Once I get my auxiliary battery system going the issue will solve itself as I plan on using a boost converter on the dashcam circuit p-ulled from there.

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@Nigel I can't raise the idle RPM without toasting the E4OD transmission, which isn't tolerant of high temps or abuse. Idle drag will kill it quickly according to my experts and after spending big to have it rebuilt I won't risk that.
Ahh, we don't have that sort of issue with our manual transmissions!
 

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I don't think a manual was offered in this series van, but they were common in the earlier ones.

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The torture test of the B2K continues.



Thought one of the scouts looked familiar......nephew of my girlfriend. (The one crouching like he is going to sprint out in front of me at the 2:22 mark..)

Thai kids in public school are required to be in Scouts, or when older ROTC type stuff. One day a week they wear the uniforms to school, the teachers, also.




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A section of the same road 'under construction'.


I like the video of thee B2k a lot. I have some electrical quirks with the test vehicle. I don't use the b2k Daily, and usually have to set the date/time every time I use it.
(Maybe 2-4 day intervals.)


Another section of road in somewhat better shape. That construction zone has been like this for a month, I'm surprised it's not littered with wreck vehicles and bodies.



 
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I an sitting "on" a fresh slab of concrete too, they finally got around to pour it on Monday, so until l Friday the back yard are off limit for parking as the only way in and out are blocked.
I have never tried to drive on a concrete road, the few places where we had those was paved over before i got my license
 
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I think they will put asphalt over the top of that, but I'm not sure? This road had severe potholes. I am more used to those where they have severe cold weather, but I guess neglect can cause them, too.
 
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