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Wiring Method Doubles Truck Starting Voltage
"We have a 1948 2-ton Ford grain truck that refused to start whenever it got hot, so we solved the problem by installing a voltage doubling circuit," says Reginald Sjodin of Whitewood, Sask.
"This circuit is made up of old parts found in most farm scrap yards. We've used the truck this way for over two years now with excellent results," he says. "This circuit can be used for any truck or tractor with starting problems. You can double 6 volts to 12, or 12 volts to 24 without changing lights, starters or generators."
Sjodin's starting system has two toggle switches and two starter buttons. To start, toggle switches 1 and 2 must be in the off (open) position. Then, just push both starter buttons (1 and 2) until the engine starts. Now, the two toggle switches are moved to on (closed) to connect the generator.
In-line fuses protect the circuit if switches are left on for the starting cycle.
"The voltage doubling circuit should be easier on your starter in the long run because the truck starts instantly, instead of grinding over and over," says Sjodin.
Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Reginald Sjodin, Whitewood, Sask. SOG 5C0 Canada (ph 306 735-2945).

Story and drawing reprinted courtesy GRAINEWS, Winnipeg, Manitoba.


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1989 - Volume #13, Issue #5