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Re: (ET) Ariens AMP Mower
Michael S Briggs wrote:
They didn't really blow up - capacitors are just items that do fail over
time. Remember, these things are 30 years old. The main problem is that
most people may not be able to figure out what the problem is, and
assume that it is a faulty design. But, how many vehicles do you know of
that can run for 30+ years without some component failing?
My E20? :-)
The only nice thing I can say about having regen automatically come on
when you release the accelerator is that it could be nice in the winter,
when driving in snow. It would be better though if they had it where
that regen only came on when you lightly press on the brake (not hard
enough to engage the mechanical brakes though). Allowing the car to
coast in neutral when your foot is off the accelerator would be a more
efficient design than forced regen when you just want to coast.
Mmmm... It allows me to have the same driving style with electric or
gas. The difference is so minor I don't need to think about it. Driving
a real electric is odd with the big coast factor.
That is a valid point. Unfortunately, many engineers are prone to
"feature creep" (i.e. being fascinated by ever-more-complex features,
not realizing that they don't necessarily make a more marketable product).
Which kills a lot of designs. Oh well.