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Old 11-27-2018, 08:43:35 AM
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looking for 32 volt dc, motors or fans or anything I can run with my genco thanks
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Since you havenít gotten any responses, Iíll offer some info. I know there is some actually 32v rated stuff out there since I hear about it on here occasionally. It might be easier to look for 28v aircraft stuff, which is close enough to 32v to work, although light bulbs might not last as long. Try fair radio sales (fairradio.com). You might also try antique electronic supply.

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I want to say that OLD locomotives were 32 volt, though I'm pretty sure even the old ones I rode on were 64 (75 running). Also some marine stuff?
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32v may have been common back in the early 1900s, but it’s rare now.

Now that I think about it, 48v is a very common voltage in the telecom world, and many power modules (DC-DC converters) can handle 24-60 volts, sometimes even a wider range. You could use a DC-DC converter that can handle the 32v from your generator and convert to a more common voltage like 12 or 24 volts. The DC-DC converters usually have a wide input range, and their output is regulated.

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David, what batteries will you be running? I run 3-12 volt lawn mower batteries w/ mine. Walmart did sell 12Volt rv bulbs that I would run in a series. There is a place in California I believer that makes the 32volt bulbs, but more expensive. Also like Bill said you can you the converter/inverters to convert 36volt to 12vdc, 110vac or 220vac.
Other than that, keep checking ebay. Occasionally a fan or motor shows up. Good luck and post a pick or two of your Genco.
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You could use a string of 4 x 8v golf cart batteries to have an actual 32v rated battery string. Might be better than a 36v string of 12v batteries. Just a thought.

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