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Old 07-06-2009, 02:04 AM
Scotchmo Scotchmo is offline
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Default Re: battery

Iím testing mine now with a simple zener regulator. Looks like this:

(battery +)---[ I< zener ]---/\/\/\/---(battery -)

Iím using a 6.8v 5watt zener diode but even a 1 watt should be enough. The resistor is a 10ohm, 10watt power resistor but a 1 watt resistor should be enough. If you use the 5watt zener, you might just use it by itself across the battery to provide a hard voltage clamp.

(battery +)---[ I< zener ]---(battery -)

The output of the white lighting wire is minimal. If you use a 6V lead acid battery, you probably do not need a regulator, just a rectifier diode to charge the battery.
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