Re: Mystery voltage comes and goes at the Puch Maxi taillight.

Dan (high idle) Conway /
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Jim make sure it’s a 5 watt bulb, today I accidentally stuck a 6v10w in the socket and got barely anything even at high rpms. Stuck the 5w in and glowed realllll good

> Jim Franzen Wrote:

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> Hi Ken,

>

> Thanks for the reply.

>

> I am sure I have a 6-volt bulb, but I am not sure it is 5-watts. It's

> the bulb that came with the Puch to me, but it was never working. I

> think I know what you are implying, that the bulb could be so high a

> wattage that the coil can't feed it enough power.

>

> I have a bench top power supply, so I suppose I could feed the bulb

> 5-volts DC and look at the ammeter to determine the wattage of the bulb.

>

> I will check the continuity of the coil. Is the other side of the coil

> grounded?

>

> If the coil is bad I will order another, although I still think I could

> steel 5-watts of power from the horn circuit since it's fairly unused.

>

> If the coil is good I will order the correct wattage bulb (if my bench

> top supply indicates the one I have is higher wattage) and see if that

> lights up.

>

> You've given me some things to try. Thanks for that.

>

> Jim

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