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    6 volt flasher for semaphore bulb

    I have in the past successfully made my semaphore bulbs flash but I had already converted to 12 volts. I used a battery with a 6 volt tapping in the centre bar to power the fuel gauge and semaphore solenoid. I am re-building a '47 Ford and would prefer to keep it as original spec as possible apart from the flashing semaphores. Does anyone know of a 6 volt LED flasher unit or circuit suitable for 6v 5 watt festoon bulb? - Dave

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    6V Electronic Flasher Relay

    This will probably flash at wrong speed if you use LEDs all round, but adding load resistors or bulbs as load will correct speed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sidspop View Post
    6V Electronic Flasher Relay

    This will probably flash at wrong speed if you use LEDs all round, but adding load resistors or bulbs as load will correct speed.
    should be ok as with electronic flasher units they flash the same speed regardless of load
    need a job done on your project? i may be able to help.

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    Ok will have a word with them. My bulb will only be 5 watt although I have tried making a 4 up LED pile in the semaphore arm - it was no brighter than a bulb so parked it for now. I suppose I could put another bulb in series with the 5 watt festoon as suggested to make it up to 21 watts - perhaps built into the bumper bars. I dont like those that are fitted to brackets with trailing leads. I saw a set on "Frankies" Pop and he made a very neat job - no visible wiring.

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    Work better in parrallel.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sidspop View Post
    Work better in parrallel.
    I bought two of the 6 volt flasher units as above. I tried them on the bench with either a 15 watt bulb or a 3 watt festoon - you know what? Bulb wattage didn't make any difference to the rate of flash. Plenty of spare capacity. Thanks for the advice and source of units. It appears I got the last two - for now. Plan now is to have the semaphore festoon flashing and maybe add front and rear indicators somewhere all in parallel as per normal - still thinking of building into or under the bumper somehow and a way of hiding the wiring. I will search some neat indicators unless one of you has some more suggestions. Dave

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