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ROYC

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6v to 12v
« 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 ?
My bike is a 1958 A7SS

Arthur

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Re: 6v to 12v
« Reply #1 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.

ROYC

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Re: 6v to 12v
« Reply #2 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?
My bike is a 1958 A7SS

TTJOHN

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Re: 6v to 12v
« Reply #3 on: 03 March, 2017, 22:01:53 »
I use a 6V horn on a 12V system, no problem, just a little louder.

ROYC

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Re: 6v to 12v
« Reply #4 on: 04 March, 2017, 07:06:45 »
A little louder would be beneficial.
Thanks.
My bike is a 1958 A7SS