HELP!! - 12v vs 24v

Submitted: Tuesday, Jan 25, 2005 at 17:07
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Okay... this one might be a silly question but i've got to ask as i'm looking at some new lights for the front of the patrol... (excuse the ignorance... i'm electrically challenged...)

The lights i'm looking at come in both 12v and 24v's ...

Whats the difference and pro's cons if any for both....

I only have a single battery setup in the patrol if thats got anything to do with it...

Cheeers

Troy
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Reply By: Rob! - Tuesday, Jan 25, 2005 at 17:10

Tuesday, Jan 25, 2005 at 17:10
Your system is either 12v or 24v. It is most likely (99%) 12 volt.

R.
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Follow Up By: Rob! - Tuesday, Jan 25, 2005 at 17:13

Tuesday, Jan 25, 2005 at 17:13
forgot to say that it'll be written on your battery if it's a 12 or 24. But unless it's a truck it'll be 12 volt.

hope that helps.
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Follow Up By: Member - Troy - Tuesday, Jan 25, 2005 at 17:13

Tuesday, Jan 25, 2005 at 17:13
Any way to check to be sure... would have to order the lights and find out otherwise :-)

Thanks for the quick reply :)
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Follow Up By: Member - Troy - Tuesday, Jan 25, 2005 at 17:14

Tuesday, Jan 25, 2005 at 17:14
Hehehe you were too quick for me :)

Thanks heaps!

Troy
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Follow Up By: Rob! - Tuesday, Jan 25, 2005 at 17:25

Tuesday, Jan 25, 2005 at 17:25
no worries

looks like i was a fraction of a sec in front.

cheers
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Reply By: Member -Dodger - Tuesday, Jan 25, 2005 at 17:23

Tuesday, Jan 25, 2005 at 17:23
All Aussie Patrols are now 12v so go 12v.
You sure your just lecky challenged.
I used to have a handle on life, but it broke.

Cheers Dodg.

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Follow Up By: Member - Troy - Tuesday, Jan 25, 2005 at 17:24

Tuesday, Jan 25, 2005 at 17:24
Hehehehe so far as i know.... but who knows :-)
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Follow Up By: Member -Dodger - Tuesday, Jan 25, 2005 at 17:31

Tuesday, Jan 25, 2005 at 17:31
At least you have the right rig so can't be all that bad.
Not vehicular challenged.
I used to have a handle on life, but it broke.

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Reply By: Member - Davoe (WA) - Tuesday, Jan 25, 2005 at 17:25

Tuesday, Jan 25, 2005 at 17:25
Seeing as everyone else has given the (probably) correct answer I will throw a spanner at you and say 24v if its an import. However if this was the case you would know coz it would have come with every concievable extra (including 2 batterys) and winch,way to much chrome and would have a slightly higher roof making people mistake it for a t@#$ta at first glance.
As for pros and cons - the 12v will work for you and the 24 wont
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Reply By: Member - Jeff M (WA) - Tuesday, Jan 25, 2005 at 19:28

Tuesday, Jan 25, 2005 at 19:28
G'day Troy, been a long time since we heard from ya!!

Yeah it's simple.

24v = trucks, and pre 1990's imports eg 60 series cruisers, MQ, GQ patrols grey imported from japan etc

12v = Every single other car on the road. (incudling yours).

So get the 12v ones and whack em on!

So where's the rig photo from? Which beach?

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Follow Up By: Member - Troy - Friday, Jan 28, 2005 at 19:02

Friday, Jan 28, 2005 at 19:02
G'day Jeff :) Long time no see mate.

Hows life and the new (well not so new anymore i guess..) bub?

Rig pic was taken on Challenger Beach... it's an old one tho... thats been on there for ages :)

Thats some nice air your've got there on yours :-)
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Follow Up By: Member - Jeff M (WA) - Friday, Jan 28, 2005 at 19:13

Friday, Jan 28, 2005 at 19:13
Yeah looks like nice air but the air inside was not so nice after what I did in my pants! LOL

Yeah getting two wheels that far off the ground is not always fun, but it certainally looks cool in photo form! ;-)

Bub is doing really well, in fact she will be comming up to 3 months shortly..... Hmmm, if I recall that's when Bec said we could start taking her camping!!

Hows about yourself, done much else to the poootrol? Hows work, I hope your not booking people for doing 4km/h over the limit like the Vics!! LOL

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Reply By: Member - Brian H (WA) - Wednesday, Jan 26, 2005 at 01:14

Wednesday, Jan 26, 2005 at 01:14
By having only 1 battery you have clarified it already - 12v. I've never seen a 24v battery.
Good luck
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Follow Up By: theshadows - Wednesday, Jan 26, 2005 at 07:46

Wednesday, Jan 26, 2005 at 07:46
they are around.But normally they are for large boats and forklifts {hyco's and fanini's} most battery supplies can make special batteries on demand.

getting back to the car yep it will be 12 volt.
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Reply By: Shane (QLD) - Wednesday, Jan 26, 2005 at 16:11

Wednesday, Jan 26, 2005 at 16:11
Might have missed the point, but wouldn't it be logical to put a multimeter on the battery and check the voltage.
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