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Tool Hut, ASE Certified Technician
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What's the most cost effective way to convert 24v to

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What's the most cost effective way to convert 24v to 12volt for after market accessories like LED Lights? I like to replace some of the accessories like LED light bulbs on a truck with existing 24Volt system to 12 volt, but need a more reasonable alternative to a 20 dollar step down transformer for every item.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Car
Expert:  Tool Hut replied 1 year ago.

Hi, My Name is ***** ***** for posting your question to just answer. I am a independent contractor for just answer, and ASE Certified Master Auto Technician with 20 years experience. I am confident we can resolve your problem together.Please remember I don't know your skill level. I can't see, smell, hear, or touch the vehicle. It may take a few back and forth replies to get to a satisfactory resolution.I also try to give all of the information you may need expecting a positive rating. I am not compensated for my time until you leave a positive rating.

This will run numerous products.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
My problem is mainly with the LED lights and gauges. A lot of them have their own power supply so I'm not able to use one good converter for all of them. I end up needing to "step down" each line. For example all of the gauges have their own power and 24 volt, but I was looking to upgrade to digital gauges and most of those come in 12 volts. Or I wanted to put a push ignition start with a smart key, but the ignition switch is 24 volt. There are many more varieties for lighting and accessories for 12v than 24 volt. I keep all the mechanical parts on 24volt, but need the 12 volt gadgets to interact with the 24 volt system. Other accessories I just run off of one battery.
Expert:  Tool Hut replied 1 year ago.

I am unsure. I will opt out and maybe someone else has some ideas