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10-11-2019 08:20 AM
Originally Posted by tabora View Post
I installed a set of those on my Toro Zero Turn mower. They actually draw a fraction of 18W, so you should be OK.

Thank you I will order and mesure the amperage.
10-11-2019 08:12 AM
Sasablad Nice one, Keep up the good work man.
10-10-2019 10:15 PM
Originally Posted by jblkiller View Post
How to know the capacity of watt that can I plug. I want 18W x 2.
I installed a set of those on my Toro Zero Turn mower. They actually draw a fraction of 18W, so you should be OK.
10-10-2019 08:10 AM
oneacer Wow, you'll be lit up for sure with those bad boys ...
10-10-2019 07:51 AM
cub cadet light upgrade 18W or more?

I have a cub cadet model : 31AH6ZK4596 serial : 1l028l30067. Motor Briggs & Stratton family 8BSXS.3422SW. Build date 07 08. No heating grip.
The incandescent light (18W) is dead and I want replace with 2 led like Auxbeam LED Light Bar 4" 18W, with rectifier, capacitors…..

How to know the capacity of watt that can I plug. I want 18W x 2. I don’t want dommage the stator. I can go safe with 18W but if I can go more I will going

Thank you
10-07-2019 04:42 PM
RIT333 Fuses are pretty much personal preference. Anal people will always put them in, and lazy people won't. I feel that are optional and not needed
Guess I am lazy.
10-07-2019 03:06 PM
trellis Any new inexpensive LED spot or flood fixtures on the market that wire directly w/o additional circuitry?

Also, why doesn't the stock wiring on an Ariens have a fuse? Are fuses only needed when you add an LED?
04-06-2019 11:52 PM
Originally Posted by muddywrangler View Post
Could the stator be damaged, or anything else damaged if I run too high of wattage.
Yes, you can burn up a stator. I should have taken a picture of what a melted 18 watt stator looks like before I pitched it out. The moral of that story was that in line fuses are much cheaper and far easier to replace than stators. I went 2 winters with no lights because I decided to use two 18 watt lights which actually worked well for about 5 hours before it smoked the stator lol.
03-09-2019 09:41 AM
jtreveloni I documented my LED upgrade (see below link). Might have some info you are looking for. But this only applies to my 2018 Ariens Platinum 30 blower. If different then you got to measure.
03-09-2019 09:37 AM
jtreveloni DC LED lights will work when powered by AC but it's not as the manufacturer intended. AC swings both positive (DC) and negative. You just won't be delivering full power to them (only 50% duty cycle) and depending upon how the LED light is designed you might do damage over time since you are exceeding spec. Some DC lights have rectifiers circuitry built in, hard to tell unless advertised. The best way to tell if you are overloading a circuit is to measure the in-line current (amps) will light is on with volt/amp meter. If you don't know how to do that you can just measure the voltage (volts) at the DC LED light terminals while running (light is on). If it maintains the 12V's then your stator is keeping up with things. If it's dropping to 8-10V then its being burdened and not a good situation but still will light up. At $20 cost for LED light you can just replace if/after it burns outs but not as easy if the stator gets damaged.
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