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Old 01-23-2015, 11:29 AM   #1
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TrailTech MR16 HID Helmet Lights as Aux Lights?

Greetings - I happened upon an old set of TrailTech MR16 HID Helmet Lights and was wondering if they could be used as aux lights.

Product says 12v AC/DC, so I'm thinking I can power directly off battery (with fuseable link) or just plug them into the Powerlet socket (there's a right angle plug adapter out there). Since it says AC/DC, I'm thinking my XR650R could power them too w/o changing rectifier and/or adding a batt/upgrading stator.

My concern/questions is will the lights be too much for the charging system...I don't want to end up posting to this link (http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=706033) as a result of "overloading" the system.

I know I should just get new lights and leave these old 2007 lights to the KLR crowd or my XR, but I got four of them and they do put out decent light....
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Old 01-23-2015, 03:09 PM   #2
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What, that isn't an overloaded thread.

If your untouched XR can run them, the F8GS surely can. There is a 3A or 5A trip in the canbus logic, that might be the weak link. If you have the package, doesn't it say how many amps or watts the lights draw?
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Old 01-23-2015, 03:18 PM   #3
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LEDs draw less power than HIDs and HIDs draw way less power than incandescents(NSC) HIDs are great except they have to warm up.
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Old 01-24-2015, 01:15 PM   #4
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Greetings - I happened upon an old set of TrailTech MR16 HID Helmet Lights and was wondering if they could be used as aux lights.

Product says 12v AC/DC, so I'm thinking I can power directly off battery (with fuseable link) or just plug them into the Powerlet socket (there's a right angle plug adapter out there). Since it says AC/DC, I'm thinking my XR650R could power them too w/o changing rectifier and/or adding a batt/upgrading stator.

My concern/questions is will the lights be too much for the charging system...I don't want to end up posting to this link (http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=706033) as a result of "overloading" the system.

I know I should just get new lights and leave these old 2007 lights to the KLR crowd or my XR, but I got four of them and they do put out decent light....
The MR16 lights only accept DC Power. They pull about 30 watts each constant power which is around 2.5 amps.

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