12 to 6V regulator 15A??

Discussion in 'The Projects Forum' started by Axel23, Sep 28, 2013.

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  1. Axel23

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    Mar 27, 2010
    Working on converting a old truck from 6V to 12V.
    I dont know what the amperage draw is from the blower motor. The truck is at a remote location. so I was looking at designing a regulated supply capable of providing at most 15A at 6V.
    Having a hard time locating a schematic that uses common regulators I have in stock, that are capable of that high current rating.
    I envision three separate circuits, 2 5A circuits with one 15A. I will fuse them and have an LED before the fuse to indicate a intact fuse.
    Not alot on this truck thats needed. Should cover everything.
    I am not real familar with paralleling regulators, but is it possible to use multiple 317's to accomplish this?
    Does anyone have a schematic handy for this? Or references I can look at to lead me in the right path?
  2. Experimentonomen


    Feb 16, 2011
    This thread violates this forums TOS, no automotive modifications are to be discussed here due to safety concerns.

    Read the rules before posting next time.
  3. Wendy


    Mar 24, 2008
    The owners of All About Circuits has elected not to host discussions of automotive electrical system modifications/enhancements due to safety concerns, the potential of legal ramifications and the possible circumvention of vehicle regulations at the state and federal level.

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