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Old 07 Aug 2008, 04:57 pm
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Default Voltage Stabilizer

There seems to be an abundance of "voltage stabilizers" available on eBay, each boasting mileage & performance improvements not to mention that you headlamps will be brighter. Prices range from <$10 & then go up.

If anyone has actually installed one of these could you provide results of your findings including installation difficulties and noticeable mpg/performance improvements if any at all. Please include the unit model and where purchased.

I'm thinking of installing one if it's worth doing, thanks all .... -doc
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Old 07 Aug 2008, 05:34 pm
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There seems to be an abundance of "voltage stabilizers" available on eBay, each boasting mileage & performance improvements not to mention that you headlamps will be brighter. Prices range from <$10 & then go up.

If anyone has actually installed one of these could you provide results of your findings including installation difficulties and noticeable mpg/performance improvements if any at all. Please include the unit model and where purchased.

I'm thinking of installing one if it's worth doing, thanks all .... -doc
You've got to be kidding me. I wish it was that easy. You gotta know people would be coming out of the woodwork with bogus products for mpg claims. I wish enhancing performance was that cheap, too, so I could have saved the $6k I have invested in my SRT-4. Would have made my wife happy.
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Old 08 Aug 2008, 11:25 am
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Default Re: Voltage Stabilizer

anyone who thinks that ONE device is a do-it all gizmo has more to think about ... I'm simply interested in hearing more about the efficacy of this item, perhaps it does something ..... perhaps not.
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Old 08 Aug 2008, 01:36 pm
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Default Re: Voltage Stabilizer

Here's something to read......

Voltage stabilizer; good, bad, myth?????????????? - Honda FIT Forums
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Old 11 Aug 2008, 08:29 pm
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Most info seems to say the units boost and regulate your system voltage (what ever it is at any given time) to a steady 14 volts. I've seen these used in field radios to compensate for a dying battery.
I wonder just how much an electronic devices life is shortened by operating somewhat over it's nominal voltage.
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At two volts, the long term effect on your electronics will be minimal. I wouldn't worry about the electronics decaying faster. I believe a stabilizer may actually prolong the life of you electronics because they are not getting sudden spikes in voltage.
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