[s-cars] OEM Xenon relay question

Fred Munro munrof at sympatico.ca
Mon Jan 20 19:51:37 EST 2003

Hi Bob;

The HID lights actually draw less power than the stock lights once they are
lit. There is a power surge to ignite the lamps and the amperage then drops
off once the arc stabilizes. I measured mine - as I recall they drew 10 amps
on ignition and dropped back to 4 amps once the capsule was up to
temperature. My ballasts are modified to control initial current draw to 10
amps, though, so you may get a higher initial spike depending on the ballast
you have.
There really isn't a need to relay HID lights.


Fred Munro
'94 S4

-----Original Message-----
From: s-car-list-admin at audifans.com
[mailto:s-car-list-admin at audifans.com]On Behalf Of Bob DG
Sent: January 19, 2003 11:58 PM
To: s-car-list at audifans.com
Subject: [s-cars] OEM Xenon relay question

Audi Freaks,

I will be installing REAL OEM xenons soon, and I am thinking that I should
probably relay the power source to the ballast, just to be safe.
Any opinions, BTDT?


MSN 8 with e-mail virus protection service: 2 months FREE*

S-CAR-List mailing list
S-CAR-List at audifans.com

More information about the S-car-list mailing list