How to get 12v DC on '85 XR200R?

I swapped in the 12v regulator, so now I have 12v AC, but realized I bought LED lights which do not run on this. How do I get 12 DC to run my lights? Is the Trailtech regulator/rectifier the best way to go?  http://www.trailtech.net/electrical/electrical-accessories/7004-rr150   Does this work without a battery? It says it will not work with most stators, will it work with my stator, or what needs to be done to make it work?

Thanks

I swapped in the 12v regulator, so now I have 12v AC, but realized I bought LED lights which do not run on this. How do I get 12 DC to run my lights? Is the Trailtech regulator/rectifier the best way to go?  http://www.trailtech.net/electrical/electrical-accessories/7004-rr150   Does this work without a battery? It says it will not work with most stators, will it work with my stator, or what needs to be done to make it work?

Thanks

It will work but you need a battery or capacitor to go with it. We offer the Trail Tech regulator at a discount to TT members, check the links we also have a capacitor or battery.

http://www.rickystator.com/catalog/regulatorrectifier-wrelay-p-637.html

http://www.rickystator.com/catalog/capacitor-p-621.html

http://www.rickystator.com/catalog/3700-nimh-battery-vehicle-mount-p-631.html

I swapped in the 12v regulator, so now I have 12v AC, but realized I bought LED lights which do not run on this. How do I get 12 DC to run my lights? Is the Trailtech regulator/rectifier the best way to go?  http://www.trailtech.net/electrical/electrical-accessories/7004-rr150   Does this work without a battery? It says it will not work with most stators, will it work with my stator, or what needs to be done to make it work?

Thanks

 

I run BD and Tusk LED tail/brake lights on AC. So depends on the circuitry in the LED light.  What LED lights are you having a problem with?

And I have a TrailTech reg/rec on one bike, works great.

Reg/rec need a filter to reg properly, the symptom is lower voltage, and a dimmer headlight,  as the revs increase. A functioning battery or a large capacitor will provide the filter function. I have a plated bike running DC using a TrailTech capacitor & no battery, works great with the capacitor, but not without.

I just got cheap LED tail/brake light and blinkers from Ebay. I might be better off keeping the AC volage and switching to all incandescent lights? If I do go to DC, what are the advantages/disadvantages of going with a battery versus a capacitor?

Thanks

A capacitor will act the same way your lighting does now with AC power. When the motor is not running, you will have no lights but you will be sending DC power to what you need when it is running. A cap is also good if you don't have a on off switch for all your lights. On mine, the tail light is not connected to a switch of any kind so if it was hooked up to a battery like that, it would just stay on until the battery runs dead or you disconnect it.

 

A battery is needed if you must have (legal reasons or mandatory inspections) a light that works with the engine stopped or if you want to run HID lighting. HID lights draw a lot of current on start up so if you don't have a battery, they might not light up at all. Or if they do, they might go out when your rpm's (and voltage) drop like at idle when your sitting at a stop light.

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