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How many light pods with one battery?

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016+)' started by TacoJoeBeck, May 16, 2018 at 4:12 AM.

  1. May 16, 2018 at 4:12 AM
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    TacoJoeBeck

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    How many light pods can i put on with only using one battery, what do you guys suggest. Thanks!
     
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    .25 might be pushing it
     
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    My math gets me around 46 as well.

    Sadly that's all stock can achieve.
     
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    Depends if you get a BIG BATTERY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
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    The question should be;
    how many batteries can you put on with only using 1 light pod.
     
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    Ask this guy;
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    This isn't a suggestion type of thing, it's math. Your alternator output and, to a lesser extent, truck wiring capacity determines how much your electrical system can support.

    You could have a pod that runs 5 watts or one that runs 100 watts. Those differences matter far more than simple number of pods. What are you looking to run?
     
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  10. May 16, 2018 at 10:36 AM
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    There really isn’t an easy answer to this.

    How many do you want?
    What brand are you looking at?
    How will you wire them?
    How will they be switched?
    How will they be fused?
    Will you use them with the truck running or not?
    And lastly, what is your electrical background?

    Most switches you buy aren’t rated to run the current through them to power a light so you would need to have them connected to relays or another means of activating them (switchpro, s-pod, or relays)

    You’d need to have the power distributed via a fuse block. If you’re looking to add several separate light pods you don’t want to wire them all to the battery.

    Give us more information and we’d be glad to help. There’s a lot of helpful TW members with electrical backgrounds that would be more than willing to help point you in the right direction.
     
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  11. May 16, 2018 at 5:57 PM
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    Im just running two cali ditch lights and I wanna add another two behind the grill thats it though.
     
  12. May 17, 2018 at 5:13 AM
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    You should be fine with the OE battery. You could go with a blue sea 6 fuse block to distribute the electrical for them as well as give you a little room for expansion if you decide to add more accessories.
     
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