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Old 11-30-2006
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Electronics Challenge!

Help me figure this out. Is there a way I can take a strand of christmas lights and get it to run off of 12v? I want to decorate my truck this holiday season :D
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go get a power inverter from a parts store- pep boys, harbor freight, etc.
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Old 11-30-2006
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Ha ha! Yes, those bulbs have a spec for voltage. Rewire the string as "series-parallel" with enough lamps in each series string to work properly on 12 volts. It will result in wiring changes that might be more trouble than it's worth.

They draw so little power though, I think an under $20 inverter would power them just fine like Wayne suggested. Even WalMart has ones in the $20 range.
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Old 11-30-2006
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or go to a truck stop and buy some that are susposed to run on 12v.....
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