How to run 12V lighting off 6V power?


Old 03-12-14, 09:06 PM
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How to run 12V lighting off 6V power?


I have a 6V motorcycle that I'd like to run some 12V LED turn signals on. Does anyone know the best way to do this or if it's possible?

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Old 03-12-14, 09:48 PM
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Try connecting the LED lights to 6 volts. They may be bright enough to use that way.
Otherwise it's a little trickier to get 12v to them.
Old 03-12-14, 10:30 PM
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Thanks, I'll give it a try. I also wanted to run a USB charger off the 6V battery. Will it be ok to run it straight off the 6V battery? They're made to run directly off a 12V.

If the flashers aren't bright enough running off the 6V what would I need to do to convert to 12V?
Old 03-13-14, 12:58 AM
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Spend a couple of hours on E-bay and you can find what you need. Here's one model, I'm pretty sure you can find one that includes shipping for less than $20.

Industry Grade DC 6V to DC 12V 1A Step Up Converter | eBay

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