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Indicator project
« on: 06.09. 2017 15:42 »
Going through ebay looking for the parts to fit indicators I have got the choice of two or three pin LED Indicator Flasher Relays.
What is the difference (apart from one pin)?
I'm going for this control  -  http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/232145515475
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Re: Indicator project
« Reply #1 on: 06.09. 2017 19:36 »
It's been sometime since I bought mine so I might be way off, but is the third pin for wiring in an indicator lamp [ like as in a warning light on a dashboard)
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Re: Indicator project
« Reply #2 on: 07.09. 2017 02:32 »
hi guys, Bill you could be right about the third wire but I used the 2 wire unit that is also adjustable, cheers
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Re: Indicator project
« Reply #3 on: 07.09. 2017 08:21 »
Thank you both for the replies.
I think that you may be correct about the warning light looking at this diagram from Greybeard.
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Re: Indicator project
« Reply #4 on: 07.09. 2017 08:38 »
Hi Roy that certainly like the answer,  so no excuse for leaving them on, cheers
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Re: Indicator project
« Reply #5 on: 07.09. 2017 09:35 »
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I used the 2 wire unit that is also adjustable

I also used a two wire unit I think, twas a while back and I've been busy on the other bike.
But adjustable - what does it adjust , sounds interesting
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Re: Indicator project
« Reply #6 on: 07.09. 2017 10:09 »
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But adjustable - what does it adjust , sounds interesting
I think it's the rate that it flashes.
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Re: Indicator project
« Reply #7 on: 07.09. 2017 10:48 »
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I think it's the rate that it flashes.

I think the rate it flashes is a fixed standard, altering it might just be illegal
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Re: Indicator project
« Reply #8 on: 07.09. 2017 13:04 »
Just has to be between 60 and 120 per minute dunnit?
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Re: Indicator project
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Just has to be between 60 and 120 per minute dunnit?

yep - spot on
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Re: Indicator project
« Reply #10 on: 07.09. 2017 16:23 »
One thing that hasn't been mentioned is that the wattage of the relay should be approximately equal to the wattage of the bulbs. Bear in mind only two bulbs work at a time so, if you use 21w bulbs you need a 42w relay. A few watts either way isn't going to make much difference but if you stray too far from the formula you'll get slow or erratic flashing.
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Re: Indicator project
« Reply #11 on: 07.09. 2017 16:43 »
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you'll get slow or erratic flashing.

Down to the size of your Mac really  *smiley4*
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Re: Indicator project
« Reply #12 on: 07.09. 2017 20:52 »
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you'll get slow or erratic flashing.

Down to the size of your Mac really  *smiley4*
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Re: Indicator project
« Reply #13 on: 07.09. 2017 20:55 »
One thing that hasn't been mentioned is that the wattage of the relay should be approximately equal to the wattage of the bulbs. Bear in mind only two bulbs work at a time so, if you use 21w bulbs you need a 42w relay. A few watts either way isn't going to make much difference but if you stray too far from the formula you'll get slow or erratic flashing.
Going all LED rout so have ordered an LED relay.
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