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Thread: Electra 5S: does it need separate relay for Headlamp

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    Smile Electra 5S: does it need separate relay for Headlamp

    Hi Guys,

    I fitted Autopal headlamp (MF) on my bull (electra 5S - May 2008 model) with 55W/60 Phillips P45 halogen.

    The mechanic said this model has a built in relay and hence no separate relay is needed.

    The stock bulb was 35W.

    Can you guide me whether a separate relay is needed or not?

    thanks & regards
    Gus

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    A relay is not really needed. The headlight runs on AC and not through the battery, so the only thing the relay can do is to bypass the h/l switch. In case of running the h/l from the battery, you could have used thicker wire along with the relay to decrease losses.
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    My bike headlight works both on battery and AC. Even when engine is off, the light can be switched on.

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    Both? Well in that case you already have another switch to switch from AC to DC right as needed, right? If that switch does not get too hot, a relay is not needed.
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    Thanks Abhijeet for your quick replies.

    There is actually no separate switch which I switch on or off kind of. Is it some autoswitch? In which case how do I locate it?

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    Well you got me confused there.. Since you have no extra switch to switch from AC to DC and vice versa, I think your headlight runs on DC only. In this case, yes a relay is advisable though not absolutely necessary.
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    His headlamps will be running from the Batts. Relay will be reqd if you intend to run 100/90 bulb. 65W should be possible on current switch.
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    Thanks guys for the clarification

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