Another look at the resistor

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Posted by Farmer Dan on January 25, 2019 at 07:27:07 [URL] [DELETE] :

Been some chatter lately about the ballast resistor and why its needed. Even I was not very clear on it. Take a look at this youtube video. Not the same as the N wiring but pretty darn close, same principles apply.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PCs5gAZBbxU

What this guy is saying is that a 12 volt coil can not take 12 volts without frying (after an undetermined amount of time) same with the 6 volt. So why call it a 12 volt coil? Guess we can't have everything in life but that explains the resistor need.


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