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Old 02-17-2009, 02:52 PM
oldcliff oldcliff is offline
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Default Re: Trickle Charge White Wire?

Jasonh and all'

In my circuit the 6volt light bulb acts as a regulator. as the current increases the tungston filament gets hotter and the resistance goes up. The net result is not allowing enough current to flow in the charging circuit to cause overcharging. You can moniter the carging rate with an ammeter in series with the circuit, or just see how bright the bulb gets.

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Old 03-09-2009, 08:49 PM
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Default Re: Trickle Charge White Wire?

i have bought a
6v 1.5 amp hour battery.
27ohm resister
few switches and a strip.

I plan to go

WW > battery > lights.

i'll be mocking it up tonight/tomorrow and we'll see how we go

i have a question though, i thought the white wire was only rated for 'about' 6v and about 1amp ? so i bought the 27ohm resister so that it would be a 'trickle' charge off the white wire during daytime riding and at night i'd have a full battery

( or atleast some charge in the battery while also drawing from the white wire to power the lights. )

oldcliff > if i was to put a tungsten 6v bulb in series after the resister and before the battery would that be the way to go ?

also which tungsten bulb would be the one to purchase ?
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