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You either need a battery or you need to convert the AC to DC with a rectifier. Whether you need one or two rectifiers depends on how you wire your lights...

You only need one if you take your AC power source into the rectifier, and then from the DC output of the rectifier you split the wiring off to your two lights. You just need to make sure your total power draw (watts) of the two lights don't exceed the max load rating of the rectifier.
 
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You either need a battery or you need to convert the AC to DC with a rectifier. Whether you need one or two rectifiers depends on how you wire your lights...

You only need one if you take your AC power source into the rectifier, and then from the DC output of the rectifier you split the wiring off to your two lights. You just need to make sure your total power draw (watts) of the two lights don't exceed the max load rating of the rectifier.
well im just gonna run but it says my vr has a built in rectifier will that work? no thumb warmer or hand warmers just one light bar
 

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Your voltage reg for the 97 xc 600 does not have a built in rectifier (assuming you have original OEM parts). Everything on those sleds ran on AC power so there was no need to rectify/convert the power to DC - the only exception being recharging the battery on electric start or EFI models. But these models of that era had a separate rectifier for that task in addition to the voltage reg.

Running LEDs on AC power will cause them to flicker with the varying voltage of AC power and usually results in premature death of the LED. You can do what you want, but all LEDs run on DC. Some (more expensive) LEDs may have a convertor built in to them so you can supply it with AC and it will convert to DC for you, but ultimately the light still runs on DC. You have to read what the input voltage spec requirements are for the light you have.
 

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Your voltage reg for the 97 xc 600 does not have a built in rectifier (assuming you have original OEM parts). Everything on those sleds ran on AC power so there was no need to rectify/convert the power to DC - the only exception being recharging the battery on electric start or EFI models. But these models of that era had a separate rectifier for that task in addition to the voltage reg.

Running LEDs on AC power will cause them to flicker with the varying voltage of AC power and usually results in premature death of the LED. You can do what you want, but all LEDs run on DC. Some (more expensive) LEDs may have a convertor built in to them so you can supply it with AC and it will convert to DC for you, but ultimately the light still runs on DC. You have to read what the input voltage spec requirements are for the light you have.
lol i should have specified its a 96 ultra
 

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So did you purchased and tried that converter? My uncle is looking at a Polaris Ultra 680 as the next project after we finished installing the brake kit and nitto ridge grappler on the Wrangler. We'll install hand warmers and light bars.
the VR is on the way it already worked, running off the hand warmers wires but i went and hooked up two and ig that was no good because it stopped working that VR was and still is finnicky so i will post back once i put the new one on
 

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the VR is on the way it already worked, running off the hand warmers wires but i went and hooked up two and ig that was no good because it stopped working that VR was and still is finnicky so i will post back once i put the new one on
Ok will appreciate the update.
 
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