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Wiring the heater on a 53
#1416000 Mon Jul 05 2021 08:20 PM
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Tiny Offline OP
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I'm in the process of converting my 53 to 12 volts. I purchased THIS [amazon.com] voltage reducer to drop it back to 6 volts for the heater motor. My concern is there are a hot and ground wire for both input and output. I believe the heater has only a hot wire and grounds to the body. Would I wire both of this converter's ground wires to the body then connect the converter's input hot to the incoming 12v feed and the converter's output 6v wire to the heater motor? I can think of no other way to do it but thought I'd ask first.

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Re: Wiring the heater on a 53
Tiny #1416007 Mon Jul 05 2021 08:48 PM
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I suspect you know that you can install a 12V motor.

On the website link above there is a Q&A.
The attached is a response. It says you can tie both black wires together as a neutral.
DC voltage doesn't have a neutral like AC but both black wires will be connected to a ground.

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Re: Wiring the heater on a 53
Tiny #1416013 Mon Jul 05 2021 09:48 PM
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Doh! I didn't even notice the questions & answers.


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