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#1 manasol


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Posted 30 August 2004 - 01:00 AM

Do not use this hardware with a 24V vehicle such as a large truck or diesel vehicle with cold-weather specifications as it may result in fire. This product is intended only for vehicles having 12V DC with negative ground.

Thats is what the website's manual says.
Well I have a 95 Ford F150 and how would I go about finding out if the truck is 24V or 12V with ground.

If it were to be 24V how would I be able to cut it in half?

#2 cueball13


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Posted 30 August 2004 - 01:57 AM

Most non-commercial vehicles will be 12v. Big trucks like yours are kind of on the border, but it's probably 12v too. If you've ever used a cellphone charger or anything like that from your cigarette lighter without incident, it's 12v. It should say in your car manual....look up cigarette lighter in the index, maybe.

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Posted 30 August 2004 - 03:32 AM

100 to 1 it's 12 volts, which means 13-14 volts in reality.

It's simply not big enough to warrant more. If you have any doubts borrow a multimeter or bring it to a local garage or even parts store and let them drop a multimeter across the battery to verify that. Or just go look at the battery youd need to buy for it at Walmart.

Or just assume it's 12 volts since it is.

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Posted 31 August 2004 - 10:48 PM

You can also check out replacement alternators online, that would let ya know what kind of voltage it generates.

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Posted 01 September 2004 - 07:38 AM

QUOTE (cueball13 @ Aug 30 2004, 03:00 AM)
Big trucks like yours are kind of on the border,

that is only a 1/2 ton truck...

and i would bet u like a bajillion dollars that it is 12v

#6 manasol


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Posted 02 September 2004 - 02:03 AM

Well I'll see what I'll do if your betting a bajillion dollars.

*hurries to replace alternator*

Thanks a bunch guys. Also I posted a new topic in AUTOMOTIVE. It would be great if you can help me out. smile.gif

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Posted 14 September 2004 - 05:01 AM

Its 12 Volts, some diesiel trucks are 24 volts because they run 2 batteries.

but all cars electronics run off 12 volts.

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Posted 14 September 2004 - 05:41 AM

If it's built Ford tough it should be able to handle the extra voltage.

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