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adding wire to hid bulb

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Forum Name: Lights, Neon, LEDs, HIDs
Forum Discription: Under Car Lighting, Strobe Lights, Fog Lights, Headlights, HIDs, DRL, Tail Lights, Brake Lights, Dashboard Lights, WigWag, etc.
URL: https://www.the12volt.com/installbay/forum_posts.asp?tid=126768
Printed Date: June 20, 2021 at 9:59 AM


Topic: adding wire to hid bulb

Posted By: chev104275
Subject: adding wire to hid bulb
Date Posted: March 29, 2011 at 8:58 AM

Can i add wire to the bulb of an Hid system without effecting its performance ?

Thanks Joe

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If i Can't Install it    I Don't need it   Joe



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Posted By: KarTuneMan
Date Posted: March 30, 2011 at 12:17 PM

before the ballast and starter YES, after.... nope!

Check the out voltage.... https://www.ballastdesign.com/overview.shtml



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Posted By: oldspark
Date Posted: March 30, 2011 at 4:59 PM
I was gonna say yes provided it's not used for anything.... but why attach a wire to the bulb? RFI perhaps?




Posted By: chev104275
Date Posted: March 30, 2011 at 6:06 PM
I bought a 6k motorcycle kit from hidnation.com for my 01 suzuki bandit. But it looks like they just take a car kit and give you one side so the wires to the bulb are short. I was hoping to mount the ballast in the back. I took apart the fairings today and found a spot under the headlight assy.   

Thanks again

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If i Can't Install it    I Don't need it   Joe




Posted By: oldspark
Date Posted: March 30, 2011 at 8:58 PM
Ah - now it makes sense.... thanks!

It sounds like you found the best solution. The bulbs use high voltage (~400V? DC) so that's an issue - lowish current but need good insulation. And if it's noisy DC, interference to other things could be an issue....

Congrats.





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