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The camera's red/black cable is the power cable; the black wire goes to a ground (any metallic part of the chassis will do), and the red wire goes to a +12V that will be powered whenever you want to use the camera, so connecting it to the reverse lights, but you can also connect it to anything powered when you turn on the ignition if you don't mind it being ...
Double check side marker/turn indicator bulbs. Many times a side bulb will stop working (check the good side to ensure you know where to look on the bad side) causing the same fast blinking which you see when a front or tail light has gone dark.
Went to the mechanic, and the voltage looked good at 14,4v +- when everything (car, airco, lights, radio) were on. Looks like my multimeter is busted. Need to buy a new 9v battery for my multimeter to test if that fixes the offset, or I'll try to calibrate my multimeter. Anyways, always test with another multimeter if in doubt.
A Good Ground All the coils on that bike want are a good ground. If you can find a good spot on the frame to mount them that isn't in the way you are good. Feel free to weld a couple of tabs onto a random convenient spot anywhere on the good iron from that you can. Best of luck.
Look at the instruction manual for the camera. The wire (mostly likely black) it tells you to connect to ground, connect to ground. The wire (mostly likely red) it tells you to hook to the back up lights run to a switch that is fused and powered off a circuit that's hot in run and accessory. You could also run the monitor off the same switch for ...
Run fully on solar? No chance! There are any number of solar kits on the market that will connect to your leisure battery within the camper. They aren't difficult to install. Just follow the instructions.
Certainly plugs vary in their quality and ability to stay put. However, I am certain there are differences in the socket diameters as fitted to different makes of vehicles. My Honda is OK but my Fiat Ducato based campervan will not keep plugs in. The answer is a cylindrical metal sleeve adaptor. I have got one of these which came with some device I ...
I am assuming the 50 amp plug is 220VAC. You probably wont be able to generate that much electricity with solar, as you would need A LOT of panels to get that amount of energy. However you could supply supplenental energy, or recharge any 12v battery packs. To do this you would need solar panels, and an inverter (charging controller). You can buy solar ...
I'm not sure if it is everything, but it looks like I had some kind of short (vs break) in one of the ignition coils. My multimeter confirmed this, as did my sense of smell.. Burning plastic is never a good sign, especially under the gas tank. When I pulled that coil the other side started getting a regular spark. Now I'm off to find a set of aftermarket ...
As @mikes stated that this depend on the amount of power which is already being drawn on the system. That said, 160A alternator is a fairly large alternator. If you don't have a lot of other things on the system, there should be no issue with the power draw itself. Your amp draw is only going up by 13A at peak draw. A 30A relay is more than enough to handle ...
If you have a typical old school Hot Rod it should be more than enough. Most cars from the 60's and early 70's used alternators that only had an output of 50-75 amps. If you have a large high powered amplifier or some other high load device you have to calculate for that. I don't understand the reference to a 30 amp relay.
If the TPMS lit up when testing, I'd use that for your constant power. I'm not sure how you are planning on tapping the power, but if you use the small straps which go around the fuse blade and insert with the fuse, place it on the side of the fuse which has the power going to it, not to the side which goes out to the TPMS system. Then ensure you have an ...
This is a great vehicle dynamics question that essentially has two parts to it: Is the motor able to hit top speed, 120 mph? Is the torque enough to accelerate it to top speed within 5 seconds? The motor in question Power : 1000 W (~ 1.36 hp) Speed : 3200 RPM Torque : 1.91 Nm Something interesting to note here is the apparent discrepancy between ...
I have two solutions for you, depending on your skill level. The first is using a zener diode to turn on the relay once the voltage is above 12.6 volts. This will energize the relay anytime the battery voltage is above 12.6 volts. You could go as high as 13 volts, but that might turn the relay off under high electrical loads with the engine running. The 12 ...
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