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Heater conversion
#792672 Thu Oct 27 2011 05:52 AM
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I'm hooking up my heater since my 6v to 12v conversion. Can I use the same type of voltage reducer I used for my 6v wiper motor?

I would think so but I just wanted to check.

Re: Heater conversion
Lode51 #792691 Thu Oct 27 2011 11:59 AM
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Some of the electrical gurus can give better info than I can, but this is what I would use for both wipers and heater. Or this one if you need 25 amps. (Same info that I posted earlier re: 6v radios in 12v systems.) It's what I will use if I ever get my electric wipers working. I have a 12v motor in my heater so I don't need a voltage reducer for it.

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Re: Heater conversion
LonnieC #792752 Thu Oct 27 2011 04:19 PM
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You can buy a heater reducer from for $18.00 and live happily ever after.....

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Re: Heater conversion
fifthave #792756 Thu Oct 27 2011 04:25 PM
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I have a previous post in the radio forum of the resistor you need. It costs $4.00 from an electronics supply. You need a 1 ohm 50 watt resistor. They come encased in aluminum and are made to attach to sheet metal for heat dissipation. example resistor

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Re: Heater conversion
truckernix #792858 Thu Oct 27 2011 10:26 PM
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I was told the 6 volt heaters will work on a 12 volt system. I have 12 volt in my '55 1st series truck. Also have a '54 belair with 12 volt. I am using a 6 volt heater in both without a reducer. The belair has been working for 10 years. They both work well on 12 volt with no reducer. Both are like on steriods. Maybe the electrical gurus might have some input.


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