6v to 12v convertor

Discussion in 'The Projects Forum' started by fman121, Feb 7, 2008.

  1. fman121

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    Feb 7, 2008
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    Im doing a project on this but need to explain why I've chosen it, any suggestions? A British car battery is 12V but where would it be useful? Thanks
     
  2. thingmaker3

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    I don't understand. How would any of us know why you chose it? :confused:
     
  3. nomurphy

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    You chose it, because you needed to choose something.

    Perhaps your questions is whether anyone can suggest what applications this would have?
     
  4. SgtWookie

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    British and American autos didn't always have 12v electrical systems. Prior to the 1960's, most of them were 6v.

    So, if one had an antique automobile with a 6v system that they wished to keep that way, but install a modern sound system, they would need a 6v to 12v converter.

    But usually what happens is that the antique vehicle's 6v electrical system has been modified to generate/use 12v, and the radio needs to be supplied with 6v.
     
  5. Gadget

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    Most were also +ve earth
     
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