Re: Tacho LED
- --- In TriumphTrophy@egroups.com, jwratmaster@w... wrote:
> Niall got the Tacho LED to work on a non factory alarm.On my '97 1200 the wires to the alarm LED are coloured black/white
> Hey Niall,
> Nice job. Do you think you could identify exactly which wire you tied into? > And how much voltage feeds that wire? Love to know how to access that little > bugger. It would make a nice shift light, like on the Aprilia's.
> Jonathan West
> 97 triple
> 95 quad
and orange. They terminate at a white connector which I assume plugs
into the factory alarm. The connector is in the fairing on the left
hand side along with another much larger alarm connector.
As far as voltage required - I don't realy know - I'd test it using a
couple of dry cell (1.5 volt) batteries.
IMPORTANT POINT. An LED does not work like a normal bulb. When it is
conducting electricity it has almost no resistance and will allow a
large current to pass which will fry it in a fracton of a second
unless you first limit the current with an in line resistor. Ignore
this and you WILL blow the LED in the Tacho !!!!