completely unrelated electronical question (need help)
Posted 08 March 2012 - 02:01 AM
i know very little about electronics and i thought someone on here might be able to help me with this
i have a street legal bike with a less then adaqaute electrical system
the stator only puts out about 35 watts of AC power
by the time i run a head and taillight there isnt much left for accesories
i added LED turnsignals but none of the conventional flasher work on them
i can flick the switch and they turn on but i can not get them to flash
is there a simple way to make them flash?
its a 12 volt AC system
Posted 08 March 2012 - 02:58 AM
Posted 08 March 2012 - 03:17 AM
Edited by vintagestang, 08 March 2012 - 03:20 AM.
Posted 08 March 2012 - 03:44 AM
Edited by Psychographic, 08 March 2012 - 03:48 AM.
Posted 08 March 2012 - 04:36 AM
Posted 08 March 2012 - 05:02 AM
Posted 08 March 2012 - 01:11 PM
the entire turn signal set-up is aftermarket and pieced together...not sure what the numbers on anything is
i think i tried a "no-load" flasher but it didnt work on my AC system
Posted 08 March 2012 - 06:16 PM
edit, just read that it is an AC system. Sorry. Disregard. Only think I can think is to get a power inverter, then transformer. Or just convert to a DC system
Edited by DiamondJoeQuimby, 08 March 2012 - 06:18 PM.
Posted 08 March 2012 - 09:02 PM
built in for a std flasher
That's a whole different problem right there buddy lol
Posted 09 March 2012 - 12:41 AM
Posted 09 March 2012 - 01:54 AM
Adam, i actually tried a set-up with a rectifier which turned the system into a DC system but because of the way it works it pretty much cut my power output in half and im allready taxing the system with a head and tail light as it is
John, i tried the electronic flasher aswell, it doesnt work on AC.
im running LEDs on all 4 corners, so that shouldnt be the problem
and the bike is a 96 kawasaki KDX
Posted 09 March 2012 - 01:18 PM
Edited by MikeMc, 09 March 2012 - 01:18 PM.
Posted 09 March 2012 - 02:16 PM
i tried running LEDs for the front and taillights but they just didnt last with the vibrations of a dirtbike
im not 100% sure if the headlight is a AC specific bulb but i AM sure its a filament type bulb and the system is AC
Posted 10 March 2012 - 06:10 AM
Posted 10 March 2012 - 06:14 AM
i can run them on if i leave the flasher out of the system or leave the flasher installed and they dont come on at all
i was hoping someone could give me an idea on a resistor or some type of electrical doohicky that would work as a flasher, interupt the flow of current to make them flash