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    Default 6V Dauphine Fuses

    It must have some!?

    The wiring diagrams in the w/shop manual only show a fuse box for the 12V versions.

    I can see neither a ref to any fuses in the 6V wiring diagrams nor where they're located

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    Someone will know! My 6V 4CV has no fuses but it is 1950.

    No doubt the 12V ones had the same two fuses as the R8, perhaps also in the RH glove box.
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    **My 6V 4CV has no fuses but it is 1950**

    T'would appear then that the French minimalist approach to gears & wheel nuts extends to fuses?

    Or perhaps they think 6 volts is not enough to make sparks?
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    Quality wiring, I'd have to say. All of mine is pretty good for its age and the insulation is sound. I have retrofitted some fuses and relays mind you. And 6V QI headlamp bulbs with relays are reasonable if the Cibie reflectors are in good shape. The relays protect the Avercod switch too.

    You can get 6V transistorised ignition modules, which takes the current off the distributor points.

    If very excited, you can get 6V alternators from USA and they work well.

    Mine has 5 wheel nuts, being a spider-wheel car. Your Dauphine is post-1956, so three-stud disc wheels.

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    If as original, there are no fuses with a 6-volt Dauphine G.
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    My Ď60 4cv had one main fuse. It is 20 amp, as I discovered when I temporarily wired QH lamps in without relays!

    It is shown on the wiring diagram, so was designed in

    It now has rather more

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    Quote Originally Posted by Andrew Watkins View Post
    My ‘60 4cv had one main fuse. It is 20 amp, as I discovered when I temporarily wired QH lamps in without relays!

    It is shown on the wiring diagram, so was designed in

    It now has rather more

    The French were thrill seekers

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    Not sure that it was the QH globes that did it Andrew: 20 amps equates to to 240 Watts. Did you have 100 W globes plus everything else on at the time?

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    Quote Originally Posted by JAJEA View Post
    Not sure that it was the QH globes that did it Andrew: 20 amps equates to to 240 Watts. Did you have 100 W globes plus everything else on at the time?

    John

    20 Amps at 6 volts equals 120 Watts

    2 x 50 Watt QH headlights takes one pretty close

    What ( Watt ) had always puzzled me is whether a 20 Amp fuse blows at a highr current with 6V than 12, based upon my ignorant assumption that it had something to do with energy ( volts times amps ) , given that the fuse gets hot and blows.

    THe events of a month or so ago show me to have been comprehensively wrong, not a new experience

    RElays have solved the issue. I can now see and be seen.

    Best Wishes

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    Heating is proportional to the current squared times the resistance if I recall correctly. Relays are definitely the way to go.
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    From the looks of the fittings (with eyelets & bolts) this was done when the vehicle was fairly new.
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    Looks original to me.

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    Looks like mine - high up on the firewall behind the dash

    Probably 20 mighty Amps

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    Quote Originally Posted by JohnW View Post
    Heating is proportional to the current squared times the resistance if I recall correctly. Relays are definitely the way to go.
    How I love relays (& separate fuses for separate functions).

    cheers! Peter

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