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Did you know the llittle added runnning lights run 3.4 Volts Each? I have 16 on my 83 Aspy, and that is voltage? I have a switch for turning them off during the daytime.
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3.4 volts? dont you mean watts?

then they all drain 54.4 watts, the same as if you had another headlamp. the volts is the unit of electrical potential our bikes run on 12 volts. the watts is the unit of power.

you may want to switch to leds ;)
 

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And they require about 4.53 amps of current to illuminate them. Amperage is the strength of electrical current.

54.4 watts divided by 12 volts equals 4.53 amperes.
 

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Why not just make it simple...........

The bulb (or other accessory) plus wiring is the resistance.

Then calculate accordingly:

Conversion of Volts/Amps/Watts

Converting Watts to Amps

The conversion of Watts to Amps is governed by the equation Amps = Watts/Volts

For example 12 watts/12 volts = 1 amp

Converting Volts to Amps at fixed wattage

The conversion of Volts to Amps is governed by the equations Amps = Watts/Volts

For example 120 watts/110 volts = 1.09 amps

Converting Amps to Watts

The conversion of Amps to Watts is governed by the equation Watts = Amps x Volts

For example 1 amp * 110 volts = 110 watts

Converting Volts to Watts

The conversion of Volts to Watts is governed by the equation Watts = Amps x Volts

For example 1.5 amps * 12 volts = 18 watts

Converting Watts to Volts

The conversion of Watts to Volts is governed by the equation Volts = Watts/Amps

For example 100 watts/10 amps = 10 volts

Converting Amps to Volts at fixed wattage

The conversion of Amps to Volts is governed by the equation Volts = Watts/Amps

For Example, 48 watts / 12 Amps = 4 Volts
 

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Ohm's law, I understand it but its difficult for me to explain. Good job DBohrer.

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