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PostPosted: Thu May 11, 2017 12:41 pm 
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Folks,
Just wanted to bounce this plan off y'all for feedback - to potentially stop me doing something dumb!
I installed an older lynx fairing, along with an LED H9 bulb for low, and an BD squadron sport for high.
I decided against relays for the lights since wattage for the LEDs is so low... KISS

I want to keep low on when switched to high, and figure I can just jump between yellow and white with a diode between so that high stays off when the switch is on low, but the high (yellow) wire powers both.

Again, total wattage is about 45W with both running.

That's work, right?
Any suggestions on diodes welcome.
Thanks
N


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PostPosted: Thu May 11, 2017 12:55 pm 
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Should work I guess

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PostPosted: Thu May 11, 2017 1:24 pm 
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Hey, that's reassuring!
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PostPosted: Thu May 11, 2017 1:36 pm 
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Lol, yes, does it? :biggrin:


(just make sure it can pull at least 5 Amps or something, possibly more).

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PostPosted: Thu May 11, 2017 1:45 pm 
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digging around - think this one is a contender: though I'm new to diode shopping...

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PostPosted: Thu May 11, 2017 3:19 pm 
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It should work. Your low beam will be a little dimmer when powered through the diode due to the voltage drop (~1V - give or take depending on the diode you use). It won't matter because your high beam will be on.


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PostPosted: Fri May 12, 2017 6:59 am 
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This bloke (Voltar) on the Ride Dual Sport forum is an electronics wizard.
http://ridedualsport.com/forum/index.ph ... rofile;u=2

Here's his personal website. You'll see what I mean by "electronics wizard".
http://www.whiskeytangohotel.com/

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PostPosted: Sat May 13, 2017 12:57 am 
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I believe you could achieve the same result using a relay. Use the HI beam circuit to energise a relay that creates a connection between 12v and the LO beam.


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PostPosted: Mon May 15, 2017 1:14 pm 
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surely.
but a diode is;
solid state
the size of a peanut
about $2


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PostPosted: Sat May 20, 2017 4:55 am 
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nmerrill wrote:
surely.
but a diode is;
solid state
the size of a peanut
about $2


A 2 dollar diode is generally not suitable for automotive use, as far as vibration and mounting goes.

A proper automotive diode, which will be in a potted enclosure with standard terminals will cost more than a relay.


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