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Old 08-30-05, 02:36 AM
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Originally Posted by Dougmt
LiOn batts put out a LOT of voltage for a little while after they are fully charged... like almost 16V... that will fry most HID ballasts. That's why most HIDs that use LiOn also have some kind of voltage regulator in-line.
Yes, and HIDs usually need a ballast to supply very high voltage to get things started, which I would have expected to see from the battery, if the regulator and ballast were in there. I suspect that they've got both in the light assembly.
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