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General => The Star and Garter => Topic started by: ROYC on 03 March, 2017, 08:06:22

Title: 6v to 12v
Post by: ROYC on 03 March, 2017, 08:06:22
I am going over to 12v.
Do I have to change to a 12v horn or will my 6v horn stand the pressure ?
Title: Re: 6v to 12v
Post by: Arthur on 03 March, 2017, 08:54:50
Although the current through the horn will double, my gut feeling is that it should be able to take it with 12V. However, the frequency of the horn will also double and so it might sound a bit tinny afterwards. Simplest thing is to test it on a 12V battery and see what happens.
Title: Re: 6v to 12v
Post by: ROYC on 03 March, 2017, 12:38:18
Thanks Arthur.
Simplest thing is to test it on a 12V battery and see what happens.

Why didn't I think of that?
Title: Re: 6v to 12v
Post by: TTJOHN on 03 March, 2017, 22:01:53
I use a 6V horn on a 12V system, no problem, just a little louder.
Title: Re: 6v to 12v
Post by: ROYC on 04 March, 2017, 07:06:45
A little louder would be beneficial.
Thanks.