Batteries again !!

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  1. Taffand Dawn

    Taffand Dawn Read Only Funster

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    Well after removing the 2 aaa batts:Eeek: from the engine bay and replacing them with manly ones:thumb: i now have 2 to use as leisures for the wifes precious mains lamp:Doh: !! so via an inverter, is it best to wire in series or parrallel ? Am i right in thinking parrallel ?
     
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    if 12V batteries in parallel or you will end up with 24V, if 6V then in series to give 12V
    Why on earth are you using a mains lamp, change the plug an bulb to 12V (preferably LED's)
     
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    In parallel you end up with the same voltage , in series you end up with twice the voltage.

    Craig
     
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    because she must have her lamp !!!!!:cry::cry:
     
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    just out of curiosity .. yes I know killed the cat ...

    but what type of lamp is it .. ?
     
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    A pretty little normal mains lamp she likes it and its been in the van for ages I used to run it via the lighter socket and inverter oh Dawn doesnt like led,s
     
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    well, I can understand not liking LEDs . neither do I.. too cold and makes it feel like an operating theatre ..

    why not convert the lamp to 12v ? Or buy a new 12v one... go on, you know you should.. :Wink:
     
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    Lamps

    We used to have 12v lamps that looked quite good maybe a bit old fashioned looking but made of pot and frilly shades :Rofl1:but havent seen any for a while do you know if they are still available then ??:thumb:
     
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    Sure I saw some on ebay the other day ... in 'motorhome spares' section :Smile:
     
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    hmm.. good question, frankly not recently.. well, not the old fashioned ones that every caravan used to have.. most have moved onto spot lights with either halogen or LED lamps.. or fluorescent strip lights..

    all I can suggest is to try your local caravan dealer.. or have it converted by fitting a 12v lamp holder.. shouldn't be too difficult ..

    Other option is to look for a halogen desk/table lamp, one that has the '230v/12v transformer in place of a 13amp plug .. cut it off and fit a 12v plug
     
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    i agree with the others......

    convert to a 12v handlamp bulb.
     
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