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    Post by NorthernJordan on Wed Jan 16, 2013 11:14 pm

    Just wired up wto spot lightsto the front of my scooter, what size fuse should i run? They are both 35w hologen bulbs.


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    Re: Electricery Question

    Post by Jamie on Wed Jan 16, 2013 11:55 pm

    my spot lamp isnt fused, just straight off the 12v battery.
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    Post by Jamie on Wed Jan 16, 2013 11:55 pm

    but you would need a battery to start off with!
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    Post by Wally on Thu Jan 17, 2013 12:37 am

    I'd run a 7 or 10 amp fuse


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    Post by 2ToneJake on Thu Jan 17, 2013 2:42 am

    i've got a 7.5 for my stereo and lighter socket
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    Re: Electricery Question

    Post by NorthernJordan on Thu Jan 17, 2013 5:48 am

    I will use a 10a fuse then. Its hooked up to my battery system, just would like to run a fuse just incase.


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    Re: Electricery Question

    Post by Wally on Thu Jan 17, 2013 6:25 am

    Worst will happen is you'll blow bulbs if owt goes wrong. Worth making sure you run a decent grade of wire as well Wink

    Just as an FYI it's worth running the 12v charger on a lower amp fuse, particularly if you're charging your phone; a 10 leaves the charger with plenty of chance of going pop


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    Re: Electricery Question

    Post by NorthernJordan on Thu Jan 17, 2013 11:10 pm

    TBH i wont fuse it. They are only on the trickel charged 12v battery. I wonder how long the caharge will last though... haha


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    Re: Electricery Question

    Post by Wally on Thu Jan 17, 2013 11:50 pm

    Id try and fit a rectifier, as the lamps will rape the battery charge. take it the regulators arent similar to p range ones?


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    Re: Electricery Question

    Post by NorthernJordan on Fri Jan 18, 2013 12:07 am

    THe trickle charge comes from the regulator.

    http://www.lambrettaspares.com/spares/special-electrical-items/12-volt-regulator__rectifier,-bgm/mbgm0079.html


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    Post by Wally on Fri Jan 18, 2013 1:21 am

    In that case you'll be reet... Thought you meant a trickle charger (as in an overnight plug in job), rectifier is sommat diferent


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    Re: Electricery Question

    Post by NorthernJordan on Fri Jan 18, 2013 5:02 am

    Yeah, my only worry now is how long the charge in the battery will last. Its only small like 5-6a


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    Post by Wally on Fri Jan 18, 2013 5:41 am

    NorthernJordan wrote:Yeah, my only worry now is how long the charge in the battery will last. Its only small like 5-6a

    If the rectifier is putting in 5-6amp, then assuming you're battery is a lower amp/h rating that that you should be ok, as effectively the battery would work as a channel for the power scratch


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    Re: Electricery Question

    Post by NorthernJordan on Fri Jan 18, 2013 6:49 am

    Yeah, i get your thinking. The regulator is very much like the 5pole PX ones. It only sends a small amount of power in a DC current to a battery. The rest is used to power the normal lights horn etc.


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