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Old 7th August 2012
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Default Power for my HornBlasters Shocker Classic 228VX Train Horn Kit

Hello People,

In about 2 days my kit will finaly arive in the netherlands where i live!
I have a question about this kit: HornBlasters Shocker Classic 228VX Train Horn Kit

As you know be reading the manual it needs 16A 12V. But i don't know where to get a line in my car that carries 16A!
I own a volkswagen polo coupe fox 40 KW E2. It's an old car from '93.

I know something about electricity but not so much about car electricity.
I want to get the power from the fuse box and not directly from my car battery wich is my absolute last option. But i don't know where i can get the power from the damn thing! I know that a red fuse is 16Amps and a Blue one is 25Amps. I can see them! I can find out where they are from. But i don't know how i can get power of them!

Is there someone here with knowledge about this?

Thank you in advance,

Jules.
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Default Re: Power for my HornBlasters Shocker Classic 228VX Train Horn Kit

Welcome.

Sorry I got some bad news for you. You need to come off your battery. It would be too easy to blow those fuses in your fuse box.

The trigger wire can/should go to your fuse box. It draws very little current.
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Thank you for your answer!
I did some research and i now know how to get the power directly and safe (fused) from the battery. Thank you for your answer.
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Default Re: Power for my HornBlasters Shocker Classic 228VX Train Horn Kit

Welcome to the forum. Yeah, decent compressors need direct battery power.
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Default Re: Power for my HornBlasters Shocker Classic 228VX Train Horn Kit

Ear and Dan are correct. You will need to run directly off the battery. The only thing I have going to my fuse box is the wire that runs from the pressure switch to the two relays that close when I switch on the ignition on my truck. I also have a toggle switch that I switch off so when I am starting the truck in the morning it doesn't make the battery work too hard when cranking the starter. Once the engine is running and the alternator is working I switch the compressors on and they fill the tank up.
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