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Brucep

Finding Watts

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Brucep
Well, I'v run a search and read a bunch of tech tips and looked threw the the manuals for my tractor and still come up empty. I'm trying to figure out what wattage lights I want to buy for my tractor. I know the formula to figure this out P=ExI but I can't seem to figure out where to put my meter leeds to find out my generator output amps. I'm probably over thinking this and it's all so simple it's slaping me in the face. But that's the way it goes I guess. It's driving me nut's. Help Please!

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Agricola
The generator will produce the amps as needed up to its rated current. I would guess most can handle 10-15 amps without getting too hot. At 12V, that give your 120-180 Watts without too much trouble. Does that help?

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D-17_Dave
If I recall, one equation is Volts x Amps= Watts. Or you can reverse the equation to determine amps load. As long as you know 2 of the knowns you can figure the other. Also if you get intence on the subject of siseing wires and fuses, you must allow for wire lenth, combined amp load, and heat decreaseing the load carrying capacity of the wire.z

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