12 Volt Light, but no power source

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Old 08-06-04, 01:03 PM
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12 Volt Light, but no power source

I want to mount a 12 volt light to my sons ATV, but have no source of power for the light. The light is supposed to be plugged into a cigarette lighter. Can't I just purchase a 12 volt battery, mount it to his ATV, attach the light to the battery and recharge as needed?

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Old 08-06-04, 05:26 PM
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Yes, you can. Use a lawn tractor or motorcycle battery and recharge after each use. Don't deep cycle it. You will need a battery mount to keep it in place. Try to keep the shiny side of the ATV upright and this should work for you.
 
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Old 08-09-04, 08:50 AM
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Thanks for the reply

I appreciate the prompt reply.

William
 
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Old 08-11-04, 07:46 AM
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Ideas for material on which to place battery

The battery will rest (be strapped to) a flat metal portion of an ATV. I want to put some sort of material beneath the battery to help to keep it in place. Ideally, A 1/2 inch, soft, foam, rubber material would be great. I need a piece approx 3.5 X 7.0 inches. I could cut-to-size the material. Does anyone know of a material like this? Does anyone have any other suggestions? I thought I could use a cheap, rubber welcome mat as well (but, not as thick and pliable as I would like).

Battery dimensions are 7 X 3 X 6.5 inches and 13lbs.

Per Goldstar, I should use a battery mount. I would have to have the mount fashioned though and spot-welded to the ATV. I'm sure I won't have time to get this done before the ATV is to be used.

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William
 
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Old 08-11-04, 08:59 AM
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Just looking at my mouse pad. It's almost 1/4" thick and about 8" X 8". What about stacking two or three cheap mouse pads. Trim them to the size you want and maybe glue them together with the foam to the outside to reduce slippage.
 
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Old 08-11-04, 09:06 AM
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That's a great idea! I believe that would work perfeclty. Thanks for the input.

William
 
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