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Accessory fuse question

Discussion in 'Lighting' started by cko, Feb 3, 2010.

  1. Feb 3, 2010 at 10:07 PM
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    cko

    cko [OP] Well-Known Member

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    This is kind of a hybrid question, but I have a set of Hella 500 (FF, not that it should matter) lights and a Uniden CB Radio. Now, not that I'm the forgetful type, but it'd be nice to have the failsafe of "key off, lights/radio off."

    I'd kinda like to have an anytime use of the lights regardless of what headlights are on. As far as I know, the accessory fuse is the only way to accomplish that. My question is can I run both the lights and radio through the accessory fuse, or is it gonna be too much?

    If it is, I'll just relegate the Hellas to only on with parking lights.

    Sorry if the question doesn't make sense, I'm pretty much a n00b when it comes to electric/wiring--especially with fuses/output/draw/relays/allthatfanciness.

    Thanks in advance,
    Chris
     
  2. Feb 4, 2010 at 7:26 PM
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    topgun155

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    You could to it the relay way. Then your battery powers everything and the accessory fuse only runs the relay.
    But to answer your question I don't think that the accessory could do it all. That is a lot of juice.
     
  3. Feb 6, 2010 at 12:29 AM
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    cko

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    So I put both (the lights and the CB) hot wires to the Hella relay where the hot wire for the lights should go?

    If I'm way off base let me know, I don't know that much about electronics
     
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