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Old 06-08-2007, 04:17 PM   #1
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on the box they say can be used with a 6 cell pack. is it alright to use them with a 12v power supply (i have a bulldog 30amp)

i ask cuz i at first when they warm up i think they warm up to much they get the tires really hot but after about the first min they cool back down to their normal amount of heat. just wanna make sure i am not over driving them and might burn them out.
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...I dunno, but I would probably wire up an inline resistor to limit the voltage back down to 7-8 volts. (The power supply is probably closer to 13.2 - 14.1
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It also says on the box that they can be hooked up to a "typical power supply". My guess it means a 12v as I don't know what else they would refer to as typical for r/c car power supplies.
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I use mine with a small variab;e power supply to give me about 7.2V.

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It says very clearly on the box "Use 7.2 volts or power supply." It doesn't say 12volt power supply. They will burnout with a 12volt power supply. I had a bunch of sets and sold them. Prior to selling them I tested them with stick packs. I think two sets burnt out, because of the guys hooking them up to 12 volts. If you have a 5volt power supply, you can use it all day without any problems. I use my indi dyno on 5 volts as i don't have the p[ower supply.

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not sure about those butt I use my 30 amp power supply all the time and dont have any problems .. I usually hook up my Trinity tire warmes up one heat before mine ,,so there on for about 6 minutes ,, tires are still warm when they hit the track ...just keep track of the Temp !! you should be fine ...
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Just plug em' in and go Frank
Last year at the Reedy, mine were left on all day long for 4 days without any probs from the power supply, second year in a row and used a lot that way locally.
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on the box they say can be used with a 6 cell pack. is it alright to use them with a 12v power supply (i have a bulldog 30amp)

i ask cuz i at first when they warm up i think they warm up to much they get the tires really hot but after about the first min they cool back down to their normal amount of heat. just wanna make sure i am not over driving them and might burn them out.

I picked up one of the Much More Temp controllers and it works perfect with the Reedy warmers. Just hook it up to your power supply and use the temp probe on the tire surface.

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Yeah I second that, get the much more tire controller and you'll be dialed.
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