running 24v to a starter?

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  1. 4-71/Z-28

    4-71/Z-28 Veteran Member

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    i was doing some research on mechanical fuel injection and had noticed people complaining about how hard it is to start a mech injected engine and some people were saying that it helps to run 24v to the starter instead of 12v wich obviuosly helps turn it over faster and in turn helps prime faster. apparently it doesnt really have too much of an effect on the starter itself, but how do you get 24v?
     
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    two 12 volt batteries in series. just like in a flashlight. its a bitch charging it up though.

    I have 2 friends with mech injection systems & neither have a problem starting thier cars.


    Bob
     
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    I had an 85 VW with mech injection. 12V is all I needed.
     
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    Yeah, but that's less than 1/2 the engine they're running :crazy:
     
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    I wanna know how your going to get 24 to the starter and not toast an ignition box????
     
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    me too
     
  7. TheFly

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    most auto stuff is already rated for up to 24v, well 14-24v is what stuff will say. Dunno why its 14-24

    reasoning I heard is the electronic industry pre empted more voltage needs as cars get/got more options. Though the auto industry has got by on 12v longer then they thought. Like drills 16 or 24v cars are in the future.
     
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    Nothing in mine is rated above 18v and the ignition will shut down at 18v to keep from burning up.
     
  9. TheFly

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    18 is an odd number for that.
     
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    you just wire off one battery. that only gives you 12.6v.
    andy
     

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