12v HORNS

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  1. martyn

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    I have just aquired two pairs of 12v electric trumpet horns for the roof of the R.V. Does anybody know if i should wire them through a relay,or would an in- line fuse be OK. :thanks2:
     
  2. andyman

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    I would go for a relay and inline fuse. The fuse for overload protection and the relay because you will need a hefty switch to cope with the load of the air compressor.
     
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    Hi Martin
    The only purpose a relay has is to save having to do the whole circuit in heavy wiring and using a heavy duty switch,
    if you want to you can do it without a relay using a suitable fuse as you say

    With a relay in the system a lighter cable and switch can be used, needing only a heavier cable for the feed to the relay and the feed to the horns
    I am assuming you mean fully electric horns
    and not as andyman thought Air powered
    Geo
     
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    Thanks Andyman and Geo. Yes Geo they are fully electric,as you say an inline fuse will do the trick,just wanted to make sure.Don't want any in house fires do we.Thanks again. :thumb:
     
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    Make sure your cable and switch are up to it
    Good luck
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    All uou need now are a pair of cowboy boots and some of these ...........................:ROFLMAO: :ROFLMAO: :ROFLMAO: :ROFLMAO:
     
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    Got the boots Linda,just need a horse to go with them,probably a carthorse in my case.:ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO:
     
  8. ruffingitsmoothly

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    So are you going to be a "Honky Tonk Man" Martyn?

    :ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO::rollonfloor::ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO:

    Regards Pat
     
  9. martyn

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    Morning Pat, i'm more like "Wonky Tonk Man" have a nice day :ROFLMAO:
     
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    Gonna nickname you "Horney" Martyn.[​IMG]:ROFLMAO:[​IMG]


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    Wifey stopped calling me that years ago Steve. :ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO:
     
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    Well there's nothing wrong with "blowing your own trumpet" Martyn.:RollEyes::roflmto:
     
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