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post #1 of 8 Old 09-25-2009, 05:09 PM Thread Starter
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Need electrical assistance: 12v to 6v transformer...

My wife and I use a radio com system (bike to bike) while we're on the road and I'd like to hard-wire them in to the bikes' power supplies. Our radios run on 4 AA batteries (6 volt). I've searched for a 12 volt to 6 volt transformer to no avail.

Any ideas on how to solve this problem will be greatly appreciated. Thank you in advance.

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Would this do it?

Also this TRANSISTORIZED VOLTAGE REDUCER is what I believe is used for older 6V vehicles to run the dash instruments.

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This is EXACTLY what I was after! You're a genius! All I need is two of these ($36.00 +/-) and I'm set. TRANSISTORIZED VOLTAGE REDUCER

Thank you again my friend.

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Would this do it?

Also this TRANSISTORIZED VOLTAGE REDUCER is what I believe is used for older 6V vehicles to run the dash instruments.

Wife's '09 DL-650: OEM hand guards - DL-1000 lower cowel - 16t counter sprocket - Givi windscreen - Air box mod w/ K&N air filter - GIPro gear indicator w/ ATRE - integrated comm system.

My '09 DL-1000: Air box mod w/ K&N air filter - GIPro gear indicator w/ ATRE - integrated comm system - Givi windscreen.
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Just FYI. Transformers work on AC, not DC.

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Your intercom units will likely run on 5 volts (borrow some rechargeables (which are usually only 1.2 volts each) to confirm), if so USB adapters may be a cheaper way to go (i.e. $6.95 http://www.gpscity.com/gps-city-12v-...hter-plug.html ) . A surplus USB cable plugged into a computer could also be used to test. (red and black wires in the USB cable)

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Thank you again my friend.

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I spent 10 years as a journeyman motor control technician...and I realize that the word "transformer" is an AC term, not a DC term. But most people weren't electricians and may not know the destinction. I used the word transformer in a generic, colloquial sense.

Thank you for your input.

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Just FYI. Transformers work on AC, not DC.

Wife's '09 DL-650: OEM hand guards - DL-1000 lower cowel - 16t counter sprocket - Givi windscreen - Air box mod w/ K&N air filter - GIPro gear indicator w/ ATRE - integrated comm system.

My '09 DL-1000: Air box mod w/ K&N air filter - GIPro gear indicator w/ ATRE - integrated comm system - Givi windscreen.
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I spent 10 years as a journeyman motor control technician...and I realize that the word "transformer" is an AC term, not a DC term. But most people weren't electricians and may not know the destinction. I used the word transformer in a generic, colloquial sense.

Thank you for your input.
Good luck with whatever converter you go with. There are lots of options. Parts Express is likely to stock a few.

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