First and foremost, ANY element don't care what TYPE of voltage you pass through it !!!!
You simply EXCEEDED the wattage of the elements ? So how does that happen ?... Well your voltage regulator isn't doing it's job ?.. (but more importantly, what do you think ?)
I found a used one on ebay for 30$. Now the tricky part is gonna be getting it out and the new one in....Weird, when i look up my machine on like a parts list thing it doesn't show the voltage regulator anywhere, electrics or headlights and all that.
Ya on the polaris they are usually on the right side.. But on my doo 440x its actually up on the bulkhead on the right side. Its kinda by the steering arms and almost under the engine.
(I found some others talking this issue so I thought I would send their words along for you ?)
I looked it over again and i found something, i think the secondary was rubbing on the wires because it either melted half way through some wires or else it rubbed into it halfway. I'm gonna buy a new regulator and go from there.