Indicator speed

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Indicator speed

Postby Joose on Mon Feb 18, 2013 12:42 pm

Hi all,

I have a slightly odd electrical issue with my indicators on my Locost. When the engine is off (and the ignition on), they all work fine and flicker at the right speed but, when the engine is running, they flicker too fast (almost like a globe is dead on one of them). Any ideas why the fact that the engine is running would cause them to flicker faster?

thanks!
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Re: Indicator speed

Postby andersonhdj on Mon Feb 18, 2013 10:55 pm

Check across your batt terminals with a meter, first with the ign on without the motor running - you should see 12v, then check with the motor running, 13 - 14v. Much more than that your regulator might not be controlling as it should.

Looks as though you've used bike indicators on the front, check the bulbs are at least 21watts - bike indicator lights are very often supplied with 12v 10watt globes cos thats what the flasher units are rated for - generally.

cheaper flasher units also tend to go south much faster than the more expensive units - so this is also a possibility.

Do the voltage check first then work from there.
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