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IMHO, the system needs a more efficient regulator (r/r) that could handle the wide range of dc voltage that gets applied to it.
My company designs and builds power supplies and I am talking with some of the other engineers about possibilities. One idea is a regulated 13Vdc circuit for everything but charging the battery and a second circuit with charge monitoring in it to vary the voltage as needed to charge the battery.
We have dc/dc converters the size of a cigarette pack that can handle 1kW.
There isn't a problem with any regulator dissipating the extra heat IF it is built to handle the task. Ours is not. Components are way too small and die from the heat.
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