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How do you convert a 6 volt electrical system to 12 volt?
Change the 6 volt generator to a 12 volt alternator. Replace the starter & battery with a 12 volt. Replace every single bulb on the vehicle with a 12 volt bulb. You may also need to replace the coil. Also replace any electronic devices designed for 6 volts with ones designed for 12 volts.
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Alternating current or direct current? For doubling the AC voltage, use a 1 to 2 step up transformer. For doubling the DC voltage use 2 of the 12 V car batteri…es und connect them in series.
You would need a transformer specially made to do this. Of course, this transformer would need a rectifier, as I am assuming that you need 12 volts DC.
You should use ULN2003 or LM398 driver for it
Yes, you would use step down transformer.
12 Volts DC
You buy a voltage converter or power supply that takes 120 VAC as an input and provides your desired 12 VAC or 12 VDC as an output. You need to know your current requirements …and size the converter or power supply to provide the required amperage.
Yes. Since the coil is run at full voltage when starting 12 volts may be too much for a 6 volt ignition coil. It would be at about 8 volts when running. There is a starting re…sistor.
For a.c. you can use a transformer; for d.c. you can use a voltage divider resistor network. You can use a circuit that uses a transistor to regulate the voltage down to 8v by… adding resistance under control of a reference zener diode. There are dedicated voltage regulators with three legs like a transistor, the 7808. Other circuits use an inverter. Where the 12v is chopped up and fed via a computer controlled transistor, recified and stored in a capacitor for output. It all depends on how much current you want to use. The voltage divider will only give you a small current, usually for reference only. Adding resistance (via transistor) will produce large amounts of heat as the extra voltage is wasted.
Sure you can. But consider what could happen if you did. If precision of time or speed was built into this 6-volt system, a 12-volt battery will make it work faster until some…thing shorts or burns out. If you need more lasting power for the 6 volt system, you should consider putting two 6-volt batteries in parallel to power your 6-volt system.
If both voltages must be AC then use a transformer with a 4:1 turn ratio.
If it is AC voltages you need to convert, you need to find a transformer to do this job. Without knowing the application it is hard to guess what you are trying to do.
Just use the two live 6 volt terminals across which you will find 12 volts.
For an AC voltage you would use a 4:1 step-down transformer rated adequately for the necessary power dissipation. For a DC voltage you would use a solid-state voltage regula…tor or a two-resistor voltage divider (having a ratio of 3:1) and taking the output voltage from between the two.
No, you cannot.
With a Step Down transformer. But you will probably have a hard time finding a 240 volt unit. 120 volts units are readily available. It depends on how big of a transformer th…at you are looking for. There are many control transformers in the 50 to 500 VA range that have dual primary and dual secondary. The primary side can be connected to 240 volt or 120 volt and the secondary can be connected for either 12 or 24 volts.