I don't mean to be contrary, but Randall is on the right track. The meters
operate on bimetal strips. Therefore, they give different readings at
different ambient temperatures even if what they are measuring is constant.
The voltage stabilizer does not produce a constant voltage, but rather one
that varies inversely to temperature. The Voltage Stabilizer compensates by
using a bimetal strip that moves the voltage opposite the temperature
thereby creating constant readings regardless of temperature.
So its not the voltage that is stabilized, its the meter reading.
Jim Altman firstname.lastname@example.org Illigitimi non Carborundum
http://www.altlaw.com/metro/jaltman.html 69-TR6#CC28754L(O) W4UCK
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Subject: Re: What did I do...elec. prob. w/gauges...MORON !!!
Clearly, they knew other solutions (eg the fuel gauge in my TR3 uses no
electronics and is not voltage sensitive), so I see the voltage
stabilizer and associated simplified gauges as purely a cost saving
move. I believe even the early stabilizers were not electronic, but
instead thermo-mechanical, as were the gauges.
Tony Rhodes wrote:
> Not bad for what they had to work with (no solid state parts).
> After that time, they just stuck with what worked and was cheap.