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  • starlightchamp
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    Frank,

    You are more right. I considered the load eg. clock coil resistance to be the second resistor in series
    with the "dropping resistor" to divide the 12 volts into 6 volts across it and 6 volts across the load(clock).
    Dick Curtis
    Korean War GCA radar repairman who should know better,

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  • starlightchamp
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    Frank,

    You are more right. I considered the load eg. clock coil resistance to be the second resistor in series
    with the "dropping resistor" to divide the 12 volts into 6 volts across it and 6 volts across the load(clock).
    Dick Curtis
    Korean War GCA radar repairman who should know better,

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  • Frank Starr
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    No, it's not a voltage divider. It's a dropping resistor. A voltage divider has two resistors in series across the power supply, so that the reduced voltage (6 volts in this case) is obtained at the connection between the two resistors. Assuming the resistors are sized correctly, it gives a more stable voltage than a dropping resistor.

    Frank Starr, P.E.
    Seattle

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  • Frank Starr
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    No, it's not a voltage divider. It's a dropping resistor. A voltage divider has two resistors in series across the power supply, so that the reduced voltage (6 volts in this case) is obtained at the connection between the two resistors. Assuming the resistors are sized correctly, it gives a more stable voltage than a dropping resistor.

    Frank Starr, P.E.
    Seattle

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  • starlightchamp
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    Not a "stepdown" that would be a transformer(don't work on D.C) it is a
    "voltage divider circuit".

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  • starlightchamp
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    Not a "stepdown" that would be a transformer(don't work on D.C) it is a
    "voltage divider circuit".

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  • Johnnywiffer
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    Nope, I think it's called a STEPDOWN!

    John

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  • Johnnywiffer
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    Nope, I think it's called a STEPDOWN!

    John

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  • starlightchamp
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    'Can You use a 6 volt clock in a 12 volt car after you clean it"
    YES, I have a 6 volt clock running in my son's 12 volt car. You need a dropping resistor in series to do so . J.C. Whitney sells same. Or was it meant as a "put down"?

    ...Dick

    1950 Champion Starlight
    1963 Hawk GT
    Santa Barbara
    CA

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  • starlightchamp
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    'Can You use a 6 volt clock in a 12 volt car after you clean it"
    YES, I have a 6 volt clock running in my son's 12 volt car. You need a dropping resistor in series to do so . J.C. Whitney sells same. Or was it meant as a "put down"?

    ...Dick

    1950 Champion Starlight
    1963 Hawk GT
    Santa Barbara
    CA

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  • KGlowacky
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    Call Red Line Gauges in Humbolt Tenn. Look them up on goggle. Ask for John. He can do anyting and he will tell you if and why a Stude would be more. I do know my 56 does not have a second hand and one of the two hands is a cap hand. This may be the reason. Just a guess. John can tell you. Let us know.

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  • KGlowacky
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    Call Red Line Gauges in Humbolt Tenn. Look them up on goggle. Ask for John. He can do anyting and he will tell you if and why a Stude would be more. I do know my 56 does not have a second hand and one of the two hands is a cap hand. This may be the reason. Just a guess. John can tell you. Let us know.

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  • showbizkid
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    Only if you decrease the voltage to the clock power feed. Otherwise you'll fry the coil.


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    Clark in San Diego
    '63 F2/Lark Standard
    http://studeblogger.blogspot.com

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  • showbizkid
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    Only if you decrease the voltage to the clock power feed. Otherwise you'll fry the coil.


    [img=left]http://members.cox.net/clarknovak/lark.gif[/img=left]

    Clark in San Diego
    '63 F2/Lark Standard
    http://studeblogger.blogspot.com

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  • Johnnywiffer
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    Can you use a 6v clock in a 12v car, after you clean it?

    John

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