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Does the circuitry in the GL1800 charging system limit voltage and current to prevent overcharging the battery or does it just limit voltage? My thought without having read anything about its operation is that there is likely a voltage limiting device in the system to prevent any overvoltage from occuring, and that there is a feedback circuit to limit current when the battery reaches capacity based on voltage or current flow. Anyone know the answer?

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The 1800 has the same type of system that is in most cars. There's only the alternator's internal regulator to maintain voltage. If it malfunctions you will most likely get a "under voltage, no charge" condition or a "over voltage, burn out your headlamps" condition. The only current control is the internal resistance of the battery. :D
 

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I believe they refer to that device as a voltage regulator. Limiting one pretty much limits the other. Ohms laws are linear relationships. E=IR R=E/I I=E/R
 
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