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Old 08-02-2014, 07:57 PM   #226
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I may have inadvertently pushed 12v power directly to my L4Rs. Did I kill them?
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Old 08-02-2014, 08:10 PM   #227
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I may have inadvertently pushed 12v power directly to my L4Rs. Did I kill them?
Not sure I understand the question. They run on 12v, so that would not hurt them.
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Old 08-02-2014, 08:44 PM   #228
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Not sure I understand the question. They run on 12v, so that would not hurt them.
I connected the two blue leads to the same lead my normal headlight runs off of. Brown leads to ground. I got nothing from the LR4's. Headlight works fine if I switch the wires back to it.
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Old 08-02-2014, 08:54 PM   #229
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Switch the leads. Brown is positive. Also, hooking 2 LR4's into the stock headlight is probably not a good idea. You should use the headlight wire to trigger a relay and pull power for the lights from the battery.

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Old 08-04-2014, 09:54 AM   #230
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Dimmer

I see the dimmer is out of stock now. Any news on when you will have more of them? Personally I am happy even with the cosmetic issues you showed earlier. Functionality trumps cosmetics for me!
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Old 08-08-2014, 08:00 PM   #231
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Switch the leads. Brown is positive.
That did it for a brief test.

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Hooking 2 LR4's into the stock headlight is probably not a good idea. You should use the headlight wire to trigger a relay and pull power for the lights from the battery.
I'm wondering what the best way of wiring these up with a Squadron LED and Skene Dimmer might be...

What I'd like to have is Low Beam to make the Squadron to come on in a dimmed mode - perhaps with no LR4 beam or dimmed LR4's.
When I engage High Beam, both Squadron and LR4's come on at full power.

Is it OK to run two LR4's and a Squadron through the same Skene dimmer? May be a question for Skene, but thought I'd put it out here.


Second thing is what's the best way to strip back some of the outer solid rubber around my two LR4 leads? They only gave me an inch if that. I want to solder in some weatherproof Performance Plus connectors to make removing them easy.

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Old 08-08-2014, 08:06 PM   #232
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Looks like Skene's dimmer can handle a max of 6 amps per channel or 12 amps in parallel.

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The controller has two channels, each of which can power a 72 watt/6 amp load. The two channels can be connected in parallel to power a combined load of 144 watts/12 amps. The lamps can be connected through a fuse directly to the vehicle's battery. No separate relay is required, as the controller performs this function. This simplifies wiring, eliminates extra components, and improves reliability compared to the traditional relay wiring harness. http://mondomotos.com/SK175
Squadron: 3.6 amps (source)
Quad Cree LR4: 2.6 amps each (5.2 amps for the pair).
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I see the dimmer is out of stock now. Any news on when you will have more of them? Personally I am happy even with the cosmetic issues you showed earlier. Functionality trumps cosmetics for me!
Sorry - did not see this reply. Had some issues getting an new batch of dimmers made. Will update when they are back in production.
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That did it for a brief test.



I'm wondering what the best way of wiring these up with a Squadron LED and Skene Dimmer might be...

What I'd like to have is Low Beam to make the Squadron to come on in a dimmed mode - perhaps with no LR4 beam or dimmed LR4's.
When I engage High Beam, both Squadron and LR4's come on at full power.

Is it OK to run two LR4's and a Squadron through the same Skene dimmer? May be a question for Skene, but thought I'd put it out here.


Second thing is what's the best way to strip back some of the outer solid rubber around my two LR4 leads? They only gave me an inch if that. I want to solder in some weatherproof Performance Plus connectors to make removing them easy.
The Skene dimmer can handle two LR4's and a Squadron. However, the dimmed setting will affect any lamp attached to the dimmer. If you didn't want the LR4's to come on with the dimmed setting you could just a use a 4 pin relay for the LR4's so they came on with the highbeam.

Trimming the outer rubber sheath on the wires can be done with a wire cutter. Just clamp down a little until the outside is scored, rotate and score again. Then just bend it a few times at the score mark and it will break through. Of course, it requires being careful not to go too deep with the cutter.
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Old 08-09-2014, 07:19 AM   #235
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What's the max amperage your (LEDRider) dimmer can handle?
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Old 08-09-2014, 07:20 AM   #236
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What's the max amperage your (LEDRider) dimmer can handle?
Our dimmer is rated at 7 amps. But, as mentioned above we are out of stock, and do not have an ETA for new stock yet.
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Old 08-10-2014, 10:15 AM   #237
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Unuused LR4 dimmer in F/S: http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?p=24814350
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Old 08-11-2014, 07:52 AM   #238
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Our dimmer is rated at 7 amps. But, as mentioned above we are out of stock, and do not have an ETA for new stock yet.
Hey Justin, are you back?
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Old 08-21-2014, 04:35 AM   #240
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Love the bar placement, may have to look into it a bit more. The lower placement on the Tiger seams vulnerable for crashing through the woods
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