Do not flash this guy!!

Discussion in 'Australia Photography' started by Pete D, Feb 23, 2008.

  1. Pete D

    Pete D Guest

    Pete D, Feb 23, 2008
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    snapper Guest

    snapper, Feb 23, 2008
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  3. yes, one would think he would need anothr battery and alternator to run al
    of them. Maybe they are just there for show.
     
    Richard Neilsen, Feb 23, 2008
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    Rod Out back Guest

    Actually,

    IF they were standard halogens, then the total wattage from the extra spotties
    total around 1200 watts, which is around 100 amps current draw. Certainly a huge
    drain on an alternator...

    However, if they were HID lights, they would be burning between 420 watts and
    540 watts; depending on the variety of HID light. 540 watts is about 45 amps of
    current draw. My Landcruiser (79 series) will easily run 6x100 Watt spotties
    without overloading the alternator, and would run the spotties for 10-15 minutes
    on the stndard battery with the vehicle turned off. I think around 1998 they
    started fitting 120 amp alternators to Landcruisers, and I'd be surprised if a
    lot of the (slightly) smaller utes didnt go the same path in the past 10 years.

    That said, this gent must be afraid of the dark! AND have a budding career as an
    auto-electrician! AND be a drug-dealer to fund all the bloody lights!

    Cheers,

    Rod.
     
    Rod Out back, Feb 23, 2008
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    N Guest


    I blame werdan.
     
    N, Feb 23, 2008
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  6. Pete D

    Pete D Guest

    Hi guys.

    He usually is to blame. ;-)
     
    Pete D, Feb 24, 2008
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    -Lunacy- Guest

    I don't think his alternator could handle it !
     
    -Lunacy-, Feb 25, 2008
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    Rob. Guest

    Also its called lights unprescribed and a traffic offense to have
    lights on a vehicle in this arrangement.
     
    Rob., Feb 25, 2008
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  9. Pete D

    -Lunacy- Guest

    which state / country ??


     
    -Lunacy-, Feb 26, 2008
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  10. Pete D

    Rob. Guest

    NSW and ACT have similar laws and I assume this was taken in the ACT.

    Also does not have a front license plate which is visible. The label is
    not NSW.

    When were the Summer Nats Pete?
     
    Rob., Feb 26, 2008
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  11. Pete D

    Pete D Guest


    this was not at the Summer Nats, this was last weekend at the local show.
    Just a trayback ute.
     
    Pete D, Feb 26, 2008
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