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Offline 70chall440

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Wiper motor amp draw
« on: January 30, 2018 - 01:18:04 pm »
Anyone know how many amps a wiper motor draws?
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Re: Wiper motor amp draw
« Reply #1 on: January 30, 2018 - 01:54:30 pm »
Factory fuse rating may help


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Re: Wiper motor amp draw
« Reply #2 on: January 30, 2018 - 01:56:31 pm »
Good point, I will check that out.
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Offline JayBee

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Re: Wiper motor amp draw
« Reply #3 on: January 30, 2018 - 03:09:39 pm »
A long time ago out of curiosity I bench tested my spare unrestored "077" wiper motor. Here's what was measured with my meter:

Slow speed = 3.0 amps
High speed = 4.3 amps

Of course, once you add all the linkage, arms and friction between blades and windshield the draw will be much higher respectively.

 
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Offline 70chall440

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Re: Wiper motor amp draw
« Reply #4 on: January 30, 2018 - 03:14:40 pm »
A long time ago out of curiosity I bench tested my spare unrestored "077" wiper motor. Here's what was measured with my meter:

Slow speed = 3.0 amps
High speed = 4.3 amps

Of course, once you add all the linkage, arms and friction between blades and windshield the draw will be much higher respectively.

Excellent information, thanks.
Current Mopar
70 Challenger RT 440-6, 73 Cuda (under const)
05 Durango, 99 Dakota, 01 Ram 4x4, 14 2500 4X4, 10 PCP Challenger RT, 01 Viper GTS ACR, 52 B3B w/330 Desoto Hemi, 70 Hemi RR, 61 Jeep FC170
Past Mopars
9 x Challengers. AAR Cuda, 4 RR, 2 GTX, 4 Chargers, etc... (too many to list)