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 Post subject: Using 240V Equipment In Car
Posted: Mon Aug 23, 2010 2:10 pm 
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Hi, I've got a fair bit of those APEC lights from the harbour bridge and im wanting to install them in my wagon

I got told they only run on 240V house

Im wondering what would happen if i hooked them up to my car battery with a switch on my dash board.
 Post subject: Re: Using 240V Equipment In Car
Posted: Mon Aug 23, 2010 4:30 pm 
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Ride: 93EB Fairmont / BA Falcon XR6T

Location: Western Sydney
NSW, Australia

They wont work.

Your putting 240V lights on a 12v source :?

Id say those lights will be 500w or higher too. They will get very hot and need a decent sized inverter to run them, adequate cooling area, and hi current wiring as well. Also probably dangerous playing with 240v stuff on a car.

I think you should do it properly and get the right 12v lights :wink:



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