[RFI] RFI and Hybrid vehicles - What are MFRs afraid of ?

Dave Jordan wa3gin at erols.com
Thu May 5 18:04:30 EDT 2005


What I know is like antenna gain every db counts and I presume the same 
is true for charing amps.  So, when the braking system is generating 
charging current for the battery pack every microamp that is used for 
accessories is power that can't be used to charge those battery packs, haha.

I expect the Ford document contains a typo or was a draft document for 
the prototype and that the restriction language should never have made 
it to the production model user manual.

I'm pretty sure we'll find out in a few days. 


Michael Tope wrote:

> I would be surprised if that were true. It takes 20 to 30 KW of 
> mechanical power (at
> the wheels) to keep a passenger car zooming down the road at highway 
> speed. A few
> hundred watts (~1/3 horsepower) at intermittent duty cycle for an HF 
> rig should be
> a drop in the bucket.
> 73 de Mike, W4EF..................
> ----- Original Message ----- From: "David Jordan" <wa3gin at erols.com>
>> The restriction may have more to do with the ability of the vehicle to
>> recharge the batteries than RFI.
>> I'll ask a friend at FMC about this concern.
>> 73,
>> dave
>> wa3gin
>> n6ki at juno.com wrote:

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