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Old 08-12-2017, 12:51 PM   #1
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So today, I am going to wire in the lights on my roof basket. IT may be overkill but it is mainly for camping, and where we live, we do a lot of winter night wheeling in Grizzly Bear country.

Anyways, I have 3 sets of lights on the roof.

Fronts= 116 W total
Rears= 36 W total
Floods= 108 W total

I also have this kit for my switch. It is a touch screen LED panel. It has a 10A output.



Can I run my power wires straight to this panel or should I be wiring in another relay?
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Relays!


The 36 watt can be done without a relay, but it will be a cleaner installation if you do them all the same.

(I'm assuming you are going to switch them as three separate banks of lights; front, middle, and rear)


Also, if you ever upgrade the middle bank, you are already wired for it.

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My math had me at 9.7A, 3A, and 9A which all would have cleared the built in 10A relays.

Did I miss something?
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My math had me at 9.7A, 3A, and 9A which all would have cleared the built in 10A relays.

Did I miss something?
You are correct but the 9.7A and the 9A are too close to 10A for my comfort. A couple of $2 relays would save the box from frying, so why take a chance.
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You are correct but the 9.7A and the 9A are too close to 10A for my comfort. A couple of $2 relays would save the box from frying, so why take a chance.
Exactly.

And then there's future-proofing to think about.
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