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Author Topic: Jake Brake 12 volt want 24 volt  (Read 1474 times)
redbusnut
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« on: May 25, 2006, 08:29:14 AM »

When I put Jake on 6/92 they where for 12 volt.What do I need to switch to 24 volt.I hope not a whole new system
thanks for any help.lbrown Smiley
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« Reply #1 on: May 25, 2006, 08:33:04 AM »

You're doing just what I'm doing...the good news is that the only items which are voltage sensative are the 4 (providing you have both banks) electrically operated solenoids under the valve covers.  Everything else will fly at 24V.  Cheesy

Depending on how quickly you need 'em any Detroit Diesel can get 'em for ya.

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« Reply #2 on: May 25, 2006, 05:16:18 PM »

Hook them to one 12 volt battery. The jake brake is used for very short periods at a time and the coils draw little current.I assure you it will not hurt the batteries.
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« Reply #3 on: May 25, 2006, 06:10:51 PM »

Thanks glang, Thats what I am going to do. Checked with DD dealer and 24 volt were $143.00 each
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« Reply #4 on: May 27, 2006, 05:31:03 AM »

Another option is use the 12 volt from the house batteries. I run my headlites off the house batteries or gen start battery. It does not need to be the bus batteries . Any 12v will work.

Gary
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« Reply #5 on: May 27, 2006, 05:36:13 AM »

Last post should read. My headlites run off of the house batteries , however ,the Jake could as well run off of Gen start battery.

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Dallas
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« Reply #6 on: May 27, 2006, 05:46:06 AM »

Last post should read. My headlites run off of the house batteries , however ,the Jake could as well run off of Gen start battery.

Gary

Gary,
 and others, One of the nice things about our new board is that if you make a mistake in your post, you can fix it.
Just look at the buttons up and to the right of your post and click on the one that says "modify". It will take you to the place where you can type your changes and repost.

I hope this helps with future problems.

Dallas
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« Reply #7 on: May 27, 2006, 02:56:12 PM »

Thanks. Will use modify next time.

Gary
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