when i get a fast blink, i look to see if a bulb is burned out and it usually
the more load, the slower it will flash. next time on the road, look at someone
a trailer and using their blinkers.
Bill Bailey wrote:
> >apparently the higher load makes the relay
> >switch quicker. ..... That gets me to thinking,
> >that if you place a resistor in series with the light bulb, I wonder
> >would help speed it up more by adding more resistance to the circuit?
> Hi! If your assumption is true that more load, load being defined as
> current draw, makes it flash faster, then adding resistance to the circuit
> will make it go in the opposite direction. Resistance in series reduces
> overall current draw. What you would need are resistors in parallel to the
> light bulbs to draw more current. They would no doubt be pretty hefty (>5
> watt) resistors.
> I believe you are correct about more current draw equaling faster flashing
> however. I think flashers use a bimetallic thermal breaker which heats as
> load is drawn through it up to the point where it opens..then it cools and
> the cycle starts again. Thus more current draw would speed up the cycle.
> The whole thing is similar to the bimetal breaker in the headlight switches
> of our trucks except in the flashers case you want it to open. :)
> Bill Bailey
> 57 Chevy 3100
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