Date: Sun, 4 Mar 2001 23:07:23 -0500
Reply-To: David Beierl <dbeierl@ATTGLOBAL.NET>
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From: David Beierl <dbeierl@ATTGLOBAL.NET>
Subject: Re: electrical experts: what do you think of this?
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Nice drawing! At first glance, looks very good. You'll need 30-amp fuses
on each high-beam circuit, though -- I don't know whether the fuse holders
are rated for that or not. If not then you'd want to split each high-beam
circuit in two, means running an extra wire out to each headlight
cluster. Just to be clear, you're talking about close to 40 amps total for
your high-beams -- that's over half your practical alternator output right
there (I doubt if it produces as much as 80 amps hot...).
I'll look some more later...
At 08:27 PM 3/4/2001, Michael Sullivan wrote:
>I have made up a diagram indicating my latest thinking on how to wire up
>my 100/55 watt Cibie 7" round headlights for my South African quad-grill
>setup. The goals were:
>- minimum changes to existing wiring, fuses
>- optimal number of relays
>- least amount of new wiring
>You can see my diagram here:
>Question for you electrical experts: what do you think? Am I "on track"?
>Michael J. Sullivan
>1986 Syncro Doublecab
>1987 Syncro Westfalia TDI
>1996 Passat TDI
David Beierl - Providence, RI
'84 Westy "Dutiful Passage"
'85 GL "Poor Relation"
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