will a 6v fuel gauge work in 12v system ?

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will a 6v fuel gauge work in 12v system ?

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Will a 6v fuel gauge work in a 12v system ? or will i need a voltage dropper ? cheers guys paul :D
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yip you need one of them, cheap enough though

http://www.bigboystoys-uk.com/

Voltage reducers 12v - 6v

For use with low current devices such as chokes, semaphores etc. 12v - 6v. Solid state
Price - 9.95 GBP
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cheers for that dude :D
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Got mine from Peter Good on here, £6 inc postage, works well :wink: ,
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I think you can get them from Maplin electronics cheap as chips. Try looking at order code AW69A on their website as I was told this is what I was after when I enquired a few weeks back.

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I tried to make my own before I bought one from Peter, the Maplin one is the same as he uses. The only trouble I had was that you've almost got to keep it/solder it in sterile conditions! or any static in the slightest will render it usless, I made 3 or 4 and when I ran a test meter through them it kept showing 12v. Got one from Peter, it showed 6v and worked!! :wink:
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My bus runs on 6v at the min. what would be the pro's/con's of converting it to 12v??????
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splitscreencharlie wrote:My bus runs on 6v at the min. what would be the pro's/con's of converting it to 12v??????
thats easy Headlights in stead of candles :lol:
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My bus runs on 6v at the min. what would be the pro's/con's of converting it to 12v??????
http://www.type2.com/library/electris/wire6v12.htm

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Sorry VW Buzzers; that link is not really the most helpfull or technically accurate I regret to say - in my opinion of course.
I have a range of technical guide on converting from 6 to 12 volt systems giving far more practical options, including changing generators. Please email me if antone wants a copy. peter@volksgoods.fsnet.co.uk Peter Good
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Sorry VW Buzzers; that link is not really the most helpfull or technically accurate I regret to say - in my opinion of course.
I have a range of technical guide on converting from 6 to 12 volt systems giving far more practical options, including changing generators. Please email me if antone wants a copy. peter@volksgoods.fsnet.co.uk Peter
sorry about that peter your dead right i was on my way out and did a quick post. I have done a couple of conversions but defo put my hands up to the king of electrics. Don't suppose you have a decent size diagram of how to wire in my footswitch i only have a wire running to each headlight/ no main or side lights and my eyesight doesn't seem to work on the small pics. (1962 lhd us import)

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shawn wrote:Got mine from Peter Good on here, £6 inc postage, works well :wink: ,
Me too! Works vry well!
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Thanks for all the good comments guys - much appreciated.
It is quite true to say there is a lot of really useful stuff for VW owners on the web and through the forums like this one.
Unfortunately, and with no doubt the best of intentions, some technical write-ups do fall a little short, and I think it right to point this out on the fairly rare occassions when it happens.
Enough of my rambling! Haven't got a diagram, but will knock one up and email it to you... Peter G
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Haven't got a diagram, but will knock one up and email it to you... Peter G
thanks peter

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