Trafficator current

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Sidney'61
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Trafficator current

Postby Sidney'61 » Wed Aug 17, 2011 6:17 pm

Hiya! Quick question...

What sort of current does a trafficator draw? I assume it's not much.

Andy :D
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Re: Trafficator current

Postby bmcecosse » Wed Aug 17, 2011 7:20 pm

Maybe 4 amps?
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Re: Trafficator current

Postby mike.perry » Thu Aug 18, 2011 1:32 am

Why do you want to know?
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Re: Trafficator current

Postby Sidney'61 » Thu Aug 18, 2011 1:53 pm

I'm just wiring in the old trafficators alongside the flashers and checking which method/wire thickness is appropriate, thats all. :)
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Re: Trafficator current

Postby IslipMinor » Thu Aug 18, 2011 11:22 pm

Andy,

The most common wire size used in the Minor is 14/0.012" or 14/0.3mm, and this is what was used originally for the indicators, along with almost everything else apart from the headlights and dynamo main output. It has 14 strands of wire, each 0.012" or 0.3mm in diameter and is rated at up to around 8 amps capacity.
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Re: Trafficator current

Postby Sidney'61 » Thu Aug 18, 2011 11:56 pm

Thanks Richard and Roy I have the 14/0.012 (8.75A) wire in my plans so all's good :)
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Re: Trafficator current

Postby mike.perry » Fri Aug 19, 2011 12:27 am

See diagram on http://seriesmm.mmoc.org.uk Tech. Info
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Re: Trafficator current

Postby Sidney'61 » Fri Aug 19, 2011 12:32 am

Thanks, I have mine planned slightly different to that using just one flasher and 2 relays, but also have hazards included, the diagram gets quite interesting at that point! :)
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Re: Trafficator current

Postby bmcecosse » Fri Aug 19, 2011 4:38 am

Let's see it !
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