I have had the chance to install the regulator and the results are great, i am very impressed and will use these in all the cars I build from this point on.
I fitted the regulator today, I’m very impressed. I took it for a test drive and it was working exactly as it should, no more boiling or flat batteries. Thanks very much.
What a very very pleasant surprise fitting and then testing it. You have a great product into which you have put a lot of thought and good solid engineering. I am thoroughly impressed.
1960 Rover P4 100
Neat product thank you for developing and manufacturing these.
1956 Jaguar XK140
1964 Austin Healey 3000 BJ8
Today I worked with an “old school” auto electric firm in Portland, Oregon to bench test and car test three (3) sets of generators and Ford mechanical regulators. Only one of the three Ford mechanical regulators worked properly. When we bench tested and on-the-car-tested your DRM, the results were rather astonishing! The system charges a few amps at an idle (about 800 engine RPMs) and charges a full 30 amps for a few seconds after staring the engine (cold start using some stored battery energy).
The Portland auto electric firm was very impressed so I provided the Clover Systems information to them for future vintage car owners who want to retain a generator. I closed the engine bonnet on my Tiger and asked one of the employees to watch the ammeter and observe how my “alternator” was doing. He said, “yes, it is working exactly as an alternator and internal regulator should perform. When you activate the lights and accessories the alternator adjusts accordingly.”. Then I opened the bonnet and showed him the generator he had just seen on the bench, along with the “fake” Ford voltage regulator. He was very surprised.
There are some alternatives as you know. One of them is a Gener-Nator (www.gener-nator.com), however the price is over $1,000 including freight and the generator core they need.
In summary, it is refreshing to find a product on the Internet and have it meet and exceed the manufacturer’s claims. You have an excellent product. I couldn’t be more pleased.
1965 Sunbeam Tiger
I have purchased the recommended regulator and now making preparation for installation into the old Delco box. I have stripped out the guts of the old burnt-out regulator and would like any suggestions/instructions you may have before I install the DRM. I must say I am impressed with the very thorough booklet provided with your regulator.
Thank you very much for your support.
1963 HD DuoGlide FLH
Regulator received and installed and works a treat!
1956 Morris Oxford
It took a while but now I had the chance to install the DR310 controller and compare it with the old electro-mechanical solution on a ride with my old Jaguar.
This is what I hoped and expected from a good functioning controller.
The classic controller most of the time stops to charge the battery after some time, although the battery is far from fully-charged. With the head bulbs etc. on I saw the battery to become discharged in time.
Now I see a stable charge on the ampmeter (off course decreasing over time) and still charging even if all lights and head bulbs are on.
The Volts reading is app. 1 Volt higher (13,3 – 13,7V) than in the classical way at 2.000 rpm.
Installation was easy and with the old cover on nobody sees the new electronics in it that do the job.
This looks good and I will keep it unchanged, as far as adjustment is concerned, as you indicated.
Thanks very much for your great service, supply and advise; this will not be the last one you delivered to the EU / Holland!
I’ll tell the other guys!
Thank you for your quick reply. It’s great that you can customize the voltage setting.
We installed the DR340 in the “Redpath Special” today and it is working very well.
Maximum open circuit voltage was 14.5 V at about 15oC ambient temperature.
Thanks for your prompt and thorough response to my order.
Custom Hill Climber
All went good with the voltage regulator and car is working perfectly.
Thank you Clover Systems for pimping my ride!!!
1967 Ford Anglia
Everything went fantastic. Works great! Voltage is finally stable. Thanks.
1967 Daimler V8 250 sedan
I chose to buy your product rather than one of the local UK suppliers because I got a better customer service response from you when I was looking to see what was on offer around the world. Amp rating, outright purchase (no exchange) and cost were also reasons to opt for your offering.
The regulator was very easy to fit. The instruction book was very clear and the regulator is beautifully constructed and fits perfectly to the original fixings and the original connectors.
So overall I am very pleased with the new controller — fitted like a dream, works as it should, and very clear instructions provided. Thanks for a great product
1963 Jaguar Mk 10 3.8L
All went good with the voltage regulator and car is working perfectly. Thank you Clover Systems for pimping my ride!!! 🙂
1967 Ford Anglia
I can see a difference compared to my old regulator, There is clearly an improvement. Many thanks.
1962 Jaguar Mk2
I am putting in a new generator and came across your voltage regulator which I think is brilliant.
1955 MGTF 1500
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I received my SunBook netbook today, and absolutely love it. I’m thrilled to be out in the sunlight, working on my new suspense novel and having no problem whatever seeing the words on the Pixel Qi LED backlit transflective LCD display screen. It’s like a miracle. We have short summers here in New Brunswick, Canada and I don’t want to miss a minute of it, and with SunBook, I won’t have to. Thank you, thank you.
J.H. – New Brunswick
I recommend SunBook to every company and person I meet. And yes they work. Even when the sun shines in thru the window and casts light across half the screen I’m not annoyed and do not have to switch chair or turn down the blinds. Absolutely lovely. SunBook is the way computers should be.
R.O. – Cyprus
I’m delighted with my new SunBook. I bought it to get relief from eye strain caused by long hours looking at my laptop screen. I was suffering not just from sore eyes but from fatigue and headaches. I had already found significant help from switching to an LED lit screen, but needed more relief. I heard about the un-lit Pixel Qi screen and have been waiting for a computer using one. The SunBook is the first affordable computer with a dual lit/ un-lit screen option.
I was a bit apprehensive buying such a new product, so was very reassured when it arrived and I found that it is a modified version of a Samsung netbook, a brand I like. I’m not reviewing the netbook itself, except to say it works exactly as I expected it to with rapid boot-up.
I bought the SunBook specifically for the screen options. I need a screen that I can use indoors, with no back light, using the room lights only. This is because I had realized that my tiredness and headaches were a result of looking directly at the lighting. I was a little disappointed at first glance by the unlit display. Compared to my Kindle, which has a very light gray background, the Sun Book screen is a little darker and the color is a greenish gray. In un-lit mode, the picture is presented in shades of slightly olive neutrals. However, it is clear. Text is easily readable in my bedroom with only the external room lighting and the screen not back-lit. This is what I needed. Video footage is also viewable under these conditions, although there is certainly some compromise, especially since I watch a lot of poor quality news footage, but the option is always available to flip the light on to see the scene in radiant full color.
I am truly grateful to Clover for making this a possibility for me. I have not had a headache from using the computer since I started using it and I feel much less tired after a day’s work.
C.S. – California
I am a geostatistician and do a fair amount of work outdoors.
I bought one of these little puppies last week and it works great for my purposes in full direct sunlight. The screen is much better in direct sunlight than my Panasonic tough book U1 which I plan to sell on eBay shortly. Also the U1 keyboard is tiny and I prefer a touchpad to tapping on the screen with the pointing stick. Of course I cannot drop the SunBook from a height of 4 feet or do a hot change on the battery but for a price of 2.5 SunBooks per U1, the SunBook is a much better deal for my purposes.
$749 is expensive for a netbook but if you figure $400 for a Samsung netbook + $275 for the screen that works out to $675 + your time for installing it plus probably voiding your warranty on your net book. So I figured an extra $75 for a net book with a one-year warranty was worth it.
My only complaint about the SunBook is that if you close the SunBook it turns itself off and goes into an instant on mode. (sleep is the only option on lid close in the control panel power section) When and if I solve the lid close action, the SunBook is almost perfect for my needs.
B.S. – Arizona
I received my SunBook computer back in May and I’ve been using it for about a month and a half now. I wanted to reply and say that I am thoroughly enjoying it and it has solved my problem with eye irritation and eyestrain. I use it outdoors at the park or while my kids are in soccer practice and it works great. While indoors I usually keep my desk light on and turn the backlighting off and it works fine. Ten years ago I was telling my wife that someday I’m going to have to find a computer monitor that is easier on my eyes. We’ll the SunBook was the answer. Thank the Lord.
J.B. – Japan
I’ve just received my SunBook – it’s working fantastic!! Thank you very much.
K.T. – Poland
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