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cheance

08:13AM | 12/14/04
Member Since: 12/13/04
1 lifetime posts
can it be done? can I snip the ends off a string of christmas tree lights and secure them to the terminals of a 12v lantern battery? if so, how do I determine the positve ~ negative wires in the lights? and what sort of connection do you recommend i put on the wires, or should I just loop them over the posts?

I need the lights to be mobile, and they will not be near a car or generator.

please advise,

thanks

cheance

theeagle

05:09PM | 12/14/04
Member Since: 11/27/04
172 lifetime posts
there are small 200watt 12 volt inverters that connect to the battery and then you plug the light string into it's 110volt plug.the light strings bulbs are 2 volts ,but combined are 110 volt.


joed

06:06AM | 12/18/04
Member Since: 09/17/02
524 lifetime posts
You could do it. It doesn't matter which lead goes to + or - for lights. However the lights will not light since there is only 12 volts instead of 120.


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