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Could this used to have 12v in a 6v system??
#1329510 Fri Oct 11 2019 12:01 PM
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Discrete For a modern radio or cell phone charging.


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Re: Could this used to have 12v in a 6v system??
WE b OLD #1329515 Fri Oct 11 2019 12:38 PM
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Yes. I've been running this version of the one you posted Ron since '17. However I'm not using it to power the cigar lighter I use for cell phone charging. 6 volts is adequate, no need for 12 volts on phone chargers since they only require 5 volts to charge your phone.


1951 3600 with Clark flatbed, T5, 4.10 rear
1970 340 Duster
1990 5.0 V8 Miata (1990 Mustang Gt Drivetrain)
1951 Farmall Super A



Re: Could this used to have 12v in a 6v system??
WE b OLD #1329522 Fri Oct 11 2019 01:08 PM
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I guess you know why I am asking. wink. I 'm told I don't need to convert and I don't want to go to the expense. I also was thinking of getting a Garman GPS and I would think they would need 12v.


Ron, The Computer Greek
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1960 MGA Roadster Sold 7/18/2017
1954 3100 Chevy truck in the Gallery
2017 Buick Encore
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Re: Could this used to have 12v in a 6v system??
moparguy #1329525 Fri Oct 11 2019 01:18 PM
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Originally Posted by moparguy
Yes. I've been running this version of the one you posted Ron since '17. However I'm not using it to power the cigar lighter I use for cell phone charging. 6 volts is adequate, no need for 12 volts on phone chargers since they only require 5 volts to charge your phone.

mopar, do you use a phone charger out of a cigar lighter, or didi you install an accessory power outlet?


1953 Chevrolet 3100
261 cu inch, sm420, 3.55 rear, torque tube still,omaha orange, still 6 volt, RPO green glass, side carrier spare, all done
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Re: Could this used to have 12v in a 6v system??
WE b OLD #1329533 Fri Oct 11 2019 01:55 PM
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I ran the 10a version with no trouble what so ever. I wanted enough power in case I added a radio
DROK 10 amp
It powered a 12v relay (for isolation), a 12v tach, a power port that I would use for a Garmin and/or charge my cell phone plus it powered an inverter that ran a couple strings of Christmas lights.
Never had a problem with the trucks 6v system nor the added 12v circuits.
Remember to fuse everything for "just in case".
Dave

Re: Could this used to have 12v in a 6v system??
sstock #1329541 Fri Oct 11 2019 02:32 PM
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sstock said; "mopar, do you use a phone charger out of a cigar lighter, or didi you install an accessory power outlet?

I installed a new outlet in the empty but pluged hole in the dash of the '51 and plug a phone charger into it. On that subject a paste/copy of my contribution to this thread from earlier this year below:

A couple years ago I stumbled across this replacement cigar lighter at Oreillys. It fit like it was made for the '51 and the black plastic cover does a good job of hiding the upgrade to the 6 volt truck. I carry a two port plugin charger and it works like a champ (phones only require about 5.5 volts to charge). One step I did take was to wire it to a constant hot so I didn't have to have the key on to charge. No pics but can throw one up if anyone is interested.

Last edited by moparguy; Fri Oct 11 2019 02:37 PM.

1951 3600 with Clark flatbed, T5, 4.10 rear
1970 340 Duster
1990 5.0 V8 Miata (1990 Mustang Gt Drivetrain)
1951 Farmall Super A



Re: Could this used to have 12v in a 6v system??
WE b OLD #1329546 Fri Oct 11 2019 03:45 PM
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I like that mopar, thinking of using it to also work the other way by attaching my battery tender to float the charge on the battery over the winter too


1953 Chevrolet 3100
261 cu inch, sm420, 3.55 rear, torque tube still,omaha orange, still 6 volt, RPO green glass, side carrier spare, all done
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bli...n05i04t1aokgm4p04jiwgffwhyyih5xbk0h00410
1964 GMC 1000
305 Big Block V6, sm420, the next cab off restoration
Re: Could this used to have 12v in a 6v system??
WE b OLD #1329548 Fri Oct 11 2019 04:03 PM
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Great idea on the charger. I have a small plug tied directly to the battery that lives outside the truck under the cab/running board. However I've toyed with getting a 12v Harbor Freight solar charger for a few bucks just to see how that would work. I'd have to monitor the battery to make sure it wasn't over charged but with a rated charge rate of 1.5 amps it's going to take a while to become a problem. Be a easy plug and see deal.

RonR


1951 3600 with Clark flatbed, T5, 4.10 rear
1970 340 Duster
1990 5.0 V8 Miata (1990 Mustang Gt Drivetrain)
1951 Farmall Super A



Re: Could this used to have 12v in a 6v system??
WE b OLD #1329550 Fri Oct 11 2019 04:27 PM
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RonR,

Are you referring to this 12v, 1.5 WATT (not 1.5 AMP) solar charger?

Watts = Volts X Amps
1.5 Watts = 12v x 0.125 Amps

That would be 1.125 Amps

(I'll apologize in advance if my physics and/or math is incorrect.)

I like this 6v/12 AUTOMATIC trickle charger - no over-charging at a slightly higher price.


Tim
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Re: Could this used to have 12v in a 6v system??
WE b OLD #1329555 Fri Oct 11 2019 06:02 PM
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I have that H.F. solar charger (12 volt) I use on my 55' tractor. my 50' 3100 is 6 volt. My Question: Would this damage the battery if I used it. ? Right now I use a 6/12 volt plug in charger. The Solar one would be very convenient where I park my truck.
Todd

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