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Posted: Sun May 25, 2008 6:49 pm 
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Hello Everyone.

We are currently building a tandem trailer for work. Anyway, it will be towed behind my BF falcon ute and or a small truck.

Can anyone think of a good way to overcome the wiring issues of the 12volt falcon and the 24volt truck.

Can inline resistors be installed to drop the 24volt current down to 12volt, thus only having 12volt lights fitted??

any ideas would be great

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Posted: Sun May 25, 2008 6:53 pm 
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use led trailer lights, they can handle from about 8 v to 24v. Problem solvered.

 

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Posted: Sun May 25, 2008 7:30 pm 
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Well, thats an easy fix to the problem. Thanks

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Posted: Sun May 25, 2008 9:29 pm 
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au2man wrote:
use led trailer lights, they can handle from about 8 v to 24v. Problem solvered.


yes they can BUT wont the intesity of the LEDS be due to the incoming voltage? or are they auto sensing so to speak ?

 

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Posted: Sun May 25, 2008 9:33 pm 
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If the LED in the trailer lights are rated from 8-24v. They'll work at their full intensity at any of those voltages.
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Posted: Mon May 26, 2008 1:36 am 
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EL XR8 wrote:
If the LED in the trailer lights are rated from 8-24v. They'll work at their full intensity at any of those voltages.


ahh ok
thats good to know cheers :)

 

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Posted: Mon May 26, 2008 3:39 am 
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Disco Frank wrote:
EL XR8 wrote:
If the LED in the trailer lights are rated from 8-24v. They'll work at their full intensity at any of those voltages.


ahh ok
thats good to know cheers :)

hella make them 8 / 28 volt http://cgi.ebay.com.au/Hella-2379-Stop-Tail-Indicator-DuraLed-lights_W0QQitemZ220236823549QQihZ012QQcategoryZ42613QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

 

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Posted: Mon May 26, 2008 8:54 am 
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Are you getting the trailer complianced?
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Posted: Wed May 28, 2008 7:56 am 
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Are we getting the trailer complianced??

-well the boss has something worked out, and i think it is booked in to vicroads next week to get sorted out there.

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