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  • Testing a Sealed Beam Headlamp

    I was testing a 6 volt sealed beam, but saw it has a small crack in the edge of the glass.
    Anyway both high and low beam filaments each drew 5 amps for the few seconds they were lit before going up in smoke.

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    Damn Tom you let the smoke out!
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