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Unread 07-21-2011, 01:09 PM   #1
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can i safely connect my two 55w 12v wallmart fog lights to a 16v powersource (2 batteries)?

is there already a 12v output that can handle 110w on my 2002 cc ds IQ 48v?
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Unread 07-21-2011, 01:27 PM   #2
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Default Re: lighting off of 16v

here is what I would try
1 hook one to one battery check brightness
2 hook two in series to two batteries should be same brightness

if 1 and 2 are same brightness then


3 hook two in series to 3 batteries they will share the 24 volts @ 12 each and be brighter than above
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Unread 07-21-2011, 03:16 PM   #3
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Default Re: lighting off of 16v

You could also just run a dedicated 12v battery. That's what I decided to do. Hooked it up this week - works great!
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Unread 07-21-2011, 06:11 PM   #4
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you might get away with 2 batteries but if you hook them to 3 say bye bye to your bulbs..................................
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Unread 07-21-2011, 08:45 PM   #5
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you might get away with 2 batteries but if you hook them to 3 say bye bye to your bulbs..................................
Tom Can you explain why the bulbs would blow
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Unread 07-21-2011, 10:01 PM   #6
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hook two in series to 3 batteries they will share the 24 volts @ 12 each and be brighter than above
The bulbs are 12v. Measure the voltage ANYWHERE in your proposed circuit and tell me what it is.
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Unread 07-21-2011, 11:39 PM   #7
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remember I said series so two 12 volt bulbs in series is 1, 24 volt bulb so yes measure the voltage and that's correct.

example below is a motor coach that did this and its just an example


Headlight Wiring - 12-Volt Lights on a 24-Volt System

Early MCI coaches used 24 volt bulbs for all the exterior lights, including the headlamps. During the mid 1980's the 24 volt headlamps were replaced on the MC-9 coaches with 12 volt headlamps, beginning at unit 34901. By wiring the headlights in series, 12-volt lights will operate with a 24-volt system.

http://www.mcicoach.com/service-supp...ts/wiring1.jpg
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Unread 07-22-2011, 12:38 AM   #8
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Default Re: lighting off of 16v

isnt there a 12v tap somewhere on this cart?

i thought i read that somewhere
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Unread 07-22-2011, 12:53 AM   #9
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No he is running 8 volt batteries 6 ea, the precedents have 12 volt batteries and have the tap off of the 4th battery.
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Unread 07-22-2011, 06:50 AM   #10
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My 99CC DS lights are wired off of 16v . . bulbs are just brighter than what would be normal . . .
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