New guy with new train horns! =)

Names is Khoa, it’s pronounce like QUALITY but just not spelt that way and lity not added to my name LOL. I drive a 1990 Honda Accord EX Sedan. I have a set of new train horns that i purchased from They are the Conductor’s Special Model 540 Train Horn Kit. I wanted the Nathan’s but I do not have that kind of money for that! Here are some pic’s of the installation but it was really hard to find a place for my car cause of the tightness under the hood and the rear bumper, so we couldn’t put it where I wanted it to be. And I have a question. If I put the horns in the corners under the engine hood will the horns melt and will any of the wires melt because of the hotness? & my equipment that has to run to the battery. How much battery does it drain? It’s a 30a fuse.

I will post a video up later of my car honking the horns.

Welcome, you only need to concern yourself with anything plastic under the hood. The DOT air brake tubing we use is SAE J844 with a temperature range of -40 to 200 F. If you keep it from touching any engine parts you should be ok.

It’s not touching the engine, but it is near the engine but not that close. Is that still ok to be there? The tube.

Nice! So far, so good! Wait till you hear these badboys in action!

Also, the ViAir 444c pulls a max draw of 20 amps.


So it’s 20 not 30?

The engine compartment can pretty hot in the summer so the tubing might get soft. You’ll have to pay attantion to it.

Thanks for the heads up! I’ll keep checking on it here. I really love my horns and don’t want anything to happen to them! =(

Correct. However, any electrical system can produce ‘spikes’ in the amp draw upon startup. It’s good to run a larger size fuse, just in case. :wink:

I don’t wanna sound dumb or anything but I’m new to this and can u explain to me “produce spikes in the amp draw upon startup.”

He just means that when you start your car, there could be a chance that immediately when you start the car the amp draw (pull) will jump higher than 20 amps for a second and then go back down. It’ll only happen when you initially start your car though… Think of it as like a warmup thing. It doesn’t always happen though.


Flipping SWEET!
Thank you for posting pictures of your install and choosing my personal favorite train horn kit. (It’s what I have on the HB Tundra)
Your install is very nice and clean. How are you liking the sound of the horns so far? :slight_smile:

Your air-brake tube should be good , it’s of the highest quality available.

When DC Motors “start up” they sometimes draw a higher amperage then the rated amp draw, there is start up current, and then there is nominal current. (rated running conditions) Variables like ambient temperature, compressor age and condition, quality and length of wire used in your install all effect your amp draw changes. The more wire, the more resistance. Just another thing Hornblasters takes into consideration when designing our kits, don’t worry, it’s all been thought of already and you’re in good hands, we source only the finest materials available to include in our complete train horn kits.

Thanks for your business, PLEASE TELL A FRIEND! :slight_smile:


Oh ok thanks! & when honking it doesn’t drain your car battery right?

That’s correct :).

Most of time you’ll be driving around with your alternator putting out around 80 amps or so and it will be recharging the battery anyway. Besides, 20 to 40 amps is nothing compared to what your starter draws.

An Oasis compressor draws 150 to 160 amps while it’s running but it doesn’t run as long either. The overall current draw from any 12V air compressor will be about the same. Whether it draws 160 amps for 1 minute or 40 amps for 4 minutes, the overall is the same.

Ok thanks. Because I don’t wanna be out of town and when about to go home start up my car and it’s dead! >.<"