Originally Posted by rickfriday
New to this. Looking to buy AS son. What is the difference between 6 volt and 12 volt
. Notice people selling both. Any recommendations on which would be best? Thanks
Welcome to the forums!
I am not sure what you mean by 6 and 12 Volt
Airstreams. Cars mostly used 6 Volt electrical systems before about 1957
so I presume that Airstream trailers of that era used 6 V DC power. Changing to 12V
to be compatible with current tow vehicle electrical systems would be a relatively simple matter of changing bulbs and coach battery, if there is one. (Our 1960
Pacer did not have battery in the trailer; it had to be connected to the tow vehicle for the 12 Volt lights to work.)
Or, you may be thinking about trailers that use multiple batteries to increase battery capacity. Connecting batteries in parallel tends to create problems, so it is preferable to use two 6 Volt batteries in series.
Does that help answer your question?