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Old 10-12-2012, 10:27 AM   #332
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Originally Posted by bmweuro View Post
Thanks for the drawing. What size resistor did you use?
Snowbum says :Resistor discussion: Nearly any type of resistor may be used. It can be the old-fashioned type called 'carbon composition', or any modern type of 'film' or 'deposited carbon' type....or even a 'wire wound' type. The resistor value CAN be 470 ohms, but my tests indicate that 330 ohms is better.


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Originally Posted by craydds View Post
Looking through ignatz72's thread, it seems that one should use an incandescent bulb for the generator warning lamp. Has anyone tried an LED?
Read post #119 by Bill Harris here http://www.advrider.com/forums/showt...r#post18097765
from the same Snowbum article: The GEN lamp is rated at 12 volts and 3 watts. Ohms law says that the lamp resistance is 48 ohms when energized by 12 volts. I guess I'll poke around an autoparts store or radioshack...

EDIT: found this from Snowbum too about the Gen lamp:recommended 168 lamp = 4.90 watts, .35 ampere, rated 1500 hours, a.c.

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