dash light, you can just make a simple 1 resistor divider. If you know
the resistance of the bulb (by measuring it) you essentially add a 1 Watt
resistor in parallel to it with a value of about 1/2 of the resistance of the
bulb. Here you don't waste very much power.
Sorry for taking so long to reply but, it
took me a while to find where I last put some that I bought. I came across
some 36v bulbs with the two contacts on the bottom of the bulb that fits the
ET head light socket. The box they came in is from Hyster, Unisource(TM).
I guess they made 36v forklifts? Is anyone one on the list familiar
with Hyster or if they made an 36v electric forklift? The part number is
3015692. Description: Bulb 36v B9. The only markings on the bulb are
"Taiwan" and the code "SP5".
I bought these at an old Surplus store a
couple of years ago, located out in the very small town of LaVale, MD. I went
back to the store on Friday to find more bulbs and look for other interesting
stuff that I really don't have the room for. When I got to what "used to
be" the dimly lit back part of the store, I fell to my knees... all the
old surplus goodies are no longer there! I
almost started to cry. The store manager said it was just too costly to keep
stuff like this around because it does not sell much. The same space he said
is now being used to shelf more commonly sold goods that have a higher turn
over rate that generates more revenue for them. I had bought several old
electric motors and many neat old used electrical gadgets and parts from them
over the years. Now it has all been replace with the same hardware and
products that can be bought at just about any hardware store. I really loved
those old types of stores.
Next step would be to find a
Hyster dealer and call them and see if these bulbs are still available. Has
anyone found a 36v replacement for the dash light?