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I have a Yuletide Special. The locomotive will not run on the track. It runs great connected to a 9 v. battery. I measured 16.5 volts on the track with a meter.

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SOURCE: trying to power a amp with 16 volts. possible?

Golf carts do not have a charging system. If you are going to use battery power only, why not just add (1) 12V car battery instead of (2) 8V??

MA Audio runs (ran) their bench tests @ 17V. All the power ratings advertized are at 17V.

The power supply for the hk4000D is unregulated. So the more voltage = more power.. 8V-16VDC.

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    More input voltage means the amplifier will have to work less hard to make power.
    Don't expect the amplifier to work for very long however. the current drain on a class D amplifier is huge. There are no on-board fuses protecting the power supplies, so be sure to have at lease a 150A power line fuse.
    With 150A current draw - even with the amplifier at 1/2 gain - expect to get 10.6 minutes of listening time from your 16 volts before recharging - also note, the amplifier MUST see 8V to turn on, there is a built-in voltage sensor that will shut down the amplifier if voltage is too low.
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    Try disconnecting the battery and note if the voltage drops.
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    If it keeps its voltage, the problem lies in a minor short in the mower.
    You have to determine which item has the problem first.

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    Would 16 volts burn out the glow plug relay on my 2001 power stroke I have replaced the relay twice in the last week and cant find any other reason for this way premature failure Please Help

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    If you are measuring Voltage after the engine is running, the Regulator is bad and allowing too much Voltage in the system which can burn out about anything designed for 12 Volts. It would not be much of a factor for the Glowplug Relay though, because it should shut off before you crank your truck. So in theory you would not be generating 16 Volts while the Relay was working.

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