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Date:         Mon, 5 Mar 2001 09:07:56 -0500
Reply-To:     Michael Sullivan <sullivan@OPENMARKET.COM>
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Comments:     To: David Beierl <>
From:         Michael Sullivan <sullivan@OPENMARKET.COM>
Subject:      Re: electrical experts: what do you think of this?
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Dear David,

Actually, my "new" alternator produces 120Amps -- it's the alternator used in my TDI conversion :)


-----Original Message----- From: David Beierl [] Sent: Sunday, March 04, 2001 11:07 PM To: Michael Sullivan Cc: Subject: Re: electrical experts: what do you think of this?

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: >Dear List, > >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: > >< or.gif> s_color.gif > >Question for you electrical experts: what do you think? Am I "on track"? > >Cheers, > >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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