Discussion in 'Getting Started' started by trainman4, Aug 20, 2006.

  1. trainman4

    trainman4 Member

    Can someone help me with a electrical problem?I'm using two atlas generators for my acc power many 14volt lights can i run off of each generator they put out 15v-3.0 amps each.I noticed there are a lot of smart guys on the gauge and one dummy[me[lol:cry: :cry: sign1
  2. hooknlad

    hooknlad Member

    There are no dummies on the Gauge.. What do you mean by a generator? Do you mean the box plugged into the wall ? We can figger this thing out.
  3. trainman4

    trainman4 Member

    Hey mike hows it hanging?thanks for the reply.i'm gonna I sent a reply but just in case i'll send another .the generator is like using the acc side of a transformer for the assy such as lights which i have many of and i told my wife today i was gonna get under the platform with a pair of wire cutters if i can't get this problem resolved soon.thanks for any help you can provide.
  4. cidchase

    cidchase Active Member

    Hi trainman, :wave:
    You did not really state what your problem is.

    The lights must be connected in parallel, not in series.

    If your lamps are 1/2 watt (35 milliamps) you can run 80 of them.

    Are you using one Generator for lighting and one for switch machines?
  5. jim currie

    jim currie Active Member

    are the lamps GOR, GOW or larger ?
  6. kf4jqd

    kf4jqd Active Member

    You need not to worry about the voltage, but you do for the amps. This is VERY important. For example if you have a 12 volt at 1 amp power supply. Theorically you can connect 10 lights at 12v @ 100mA. NEVER exceed the amp rating on any power supply. It will get very hot and burn up. It may even cause a fire. However, you can use higher volttage lights. They just burn dimmer. I hope this helps.


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