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PhasMan posted:

How have those of you who run a 24v C5 got around the 12v supply for the lights, indicators etc? Cheers
posted on: 15/09/2015 15:57:00

SINCLAIR C5 CHAS posted:

Hi just run separate leads from one battery to them Chas
posted on: 15/09/2015 20:03:20

PhasMan posted:

Ok, so you would need a 24v battery one side for the motor and another battery - 12v - for the electrics. What if you were using 2 12v batteries to get 24v - then how would you be able to send 12v to the electrics?
posted on: 15/09/2015 20:17:18

SINCLAIR C5 CHAS posted:

Al you have to do is to run - + leads from one battery to the lighting circuit and the horn etc .
posted on: 15/09/2015 20:52:59

PhasMan posted:

But if 2 batteries are linked how does that just send 12v to the lighting circuit?
posted on: 15/09/2015 20:55:17

SINCLAIR C5 CHAS posted:

Hi there it is possible ..But you could just use a small a small 12 volt battery put it in the boot and use it for the lights and whatever you else you need ....
posted on: 15/09/2015 21:21:16

PhasMan posted:

Oh thats good. I like the idea. Car or leisure battery too large for boot maybe? What kind of battery would fit in the boot? Cheers
posted on: 15/09/2015 21:32:23

SINCLAIR C5 CHAS posted:

Hi there you could use a small motor bike battery ... It should do the job ...
posted on: 15/09/2015 21:34:32

PhasMan posted:

Thanks Chas :-) I'm half way through your vids by the way :-)
posted on: 15/09/2015 21:47:23

SINCLAIR C5 CHAS posted:

Ok great
posted on: 15/09/2015 21:50:18

Karl posted:

Answer to post #5. This info is only applicable if you are not using the C5 control box and pod. You have battery 1 and battery 2, call the negative pole on battery 1 "A" and the positive "B", negative one battery 2 "C" and positive "D". So for 24 volt "B" is connected to "C" To have a 24v operation, connect the minus to "A" and plus to "D". To simultaneously have a 12v supply connect to "A" and "B", or "C" and "D". Charging should be 12v to "A" and "B" first, when charged, then "C" and "D". For a separate 12v battery supply go for a sealed e-scooter/e-bike(gel) battery 9ah or 7ah, and not one for a motorcycle, as these are wet and can leak. I recommend that you convert to LED lighting and indicators, flasher unit, etc, as these use far less current than the original C5 gear, thereby a 12v block can be used.
posted on: 16/09/2015 02:29:18