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  1. trainman4

    trainman4 Member

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    Can someone help me with a electrical problem?I'm using two atlas generators for my acc power supply.how 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

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    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

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    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.
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    cidchase Active Member

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    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?
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    are the lamps GOR, GOW or larger ?
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    kf4jqd Active Member

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    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.

    Andy