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Halogen alternative, 6 & 12 v
« on: 03.09. 2006 01:06 »
Some info on halogen lamps discussed here http://www.a7a10.net/forum/index.php?topic=92.msg295#msg295

Please continue the topic here. Have you been using 6 or 12 v halogen? I myself will never go back to non-halogen, and encourage anybody to try them out. Lasts long, and no problems with heat in my ol plunger a10. And the 6 v generator and all else (altette f.ex) can be left original. I am curious about others experience. Good source & info here http://www.norbsa02.freeuk.com/

don't miss taking a look at his a10 http://www.norbsa02.freeuk.com/goffya10.htm  ;)

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Re: Halogen alternative, 6 & 12 v
« Reply #1 on: 03.09. 2006 08:22 »
Hi
At some point (long way off yet) I will need to dicided wether to have the dynamo on my project A10 refurbished ar replaced.
The Alton is an interesting alternative (nearly a pun there), anybody got any views or expierience, I have heard of some problems with the new ones
I have a halogen bulb in my headlight, seems ok although I have not done a lot of night riding
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Re: Halogen alternative, 6 & 12 v
« Reply #2 on: 03.09. 2006 10:18 »

I am currantly waiting for a package from PG the website you reccommend, the package will contain a new dynamo/generator armature, new headlamp to fit a halogen 35/35 bulb that I already have, and not properly used (will explain this below) a 20 watt pilot bulb for day running, a V-reg 11 Electronic Regulator, and a LED light board for the tailgate lights.

The new armature is to replace the one I messed up by having a wonky mechanical regulator or weak battery, cant remember if I dicussed this on this forum or not, however I am also going to fit an electronic reg so I can at last get back some sparkly juice to run some lights!....

Back in the spring time of this year I decided to replace my original factory fitted Lucas headlamp because the silvering had seen the best of days. So I went for a wipac halogen lens, reason for this is the different bulb fittings. I fitted the new headlamp and Halogen bulb, went for a ride and..... Over a bump-lampfallsout-Smash!  >:( see picture below...



So it was back to the old Headlamp and bulb. The old headlamp now fits securely inside of the fibreglass Avon fairing and I am ready to try again with the 2nd new lamp (when arrives) and 1st 35/35 Halogen bulb. (fingers crossed!)

I also, have heard that the six volt halogen system can and is, very successful and there is no need for upgrades to 12 volt. An added bonus, Im sure, is to fit a LED lights tail board to save on valuable wattage there as they use virtually no power at all. So I'm excitedly looking forward to all this... :D

Will report here when package arrives to let you know how I get on!
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Re: Halogen alternative, 6 & 12 v
« Reply #3 on: 05.09. 2006 17:03 »

Okay... In brief... Package arrived, New armature fitted, and runs well, producing power again. Fitted the electronic regulator all seems good.

I fitted a new headlamp, like the one in picture in previous post, along with a 20 watt Halogen bulb. WOW fantastic! The LEDs light board for the tailgate is fine but could have been better if the LEDs were incorporated into a board of the whole width of the tailgate cover, it seems small as its only 38 milimeter in diameter, its not bad but I'm wondering about making up my own.

Small problem remains after fitting the 35/35 Halogen bulb. When switched to each filament the bulb lights dimmly. I dont know why this is, I dont know if it is too powerfull of a bulb for my system or maybe the wires are not thick enough. Any ideas on this?
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Re: Halogen alternative, 6 & 12 v
« Reply #4 on: 05.09. 2006 17:46 »
... you have a 6v system, maybe it's a 12v lamp? Or a bad earth connection. Regarding cables, they must be -very- thin (and will become -very- hot & the insulation would probably start melting!) if you loose all voltage on the way to the lamp. Check for cable heat.

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Re: Halogen alternative, 6 & 12 v
« Reply #5 on: 05.09. 2006 18:49 »
Tailgate? Is your A10 a hatchback then?  *sarcastic*

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Re: Halogen alternative, 6 & 12 v
« Reply #6 on: 05.09. 2006 20:50 »

Perhaps its a co-incidence that you should say that fido, I have been looking at 'Hatchbacks' all morning must have got hatchbacks on the brain! Is there a better name for the rear light unit? *dunno*

Erling...

Thats an idea concerning the bulb might be a 12 volt rather than a 6 volt. I hope I'm not going to feel stupid when I find out. I sharn't mention it here though if it is.  :D

Must get it sorted tomorrow morning as its MOT day. (For those overseas... its a road worthy test)
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