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Multi conductor wiring for rooftop lighting...

Discussion in 'Lighting' started by TacoInTacoma, Feb 7, 2020.

  1. Feb 7, 2020 at 1:11 PM
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    TacoInTacoma

    TacoInTacoma [OP] Well-Known Member

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    So after installing my 40" lightbar on my prinsu rack I started thinking.. I want more lights up there, I.E. some baja s1's or s2's for scene lighting on the front and rear sides. Anyone ever run some 4 or 6 conductor trailer wiring from their aux panels/switches and use that for multiple switch/lighting locations on their vehicle? All terminations/couplings aka wire harness would be self made with waterproof connectors and such
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    Just curious how peoples experiences went/if you've gone that route..
     
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  2. Feb 8, 2020 at 4:38 AM
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    Yes, I ran 4 conductor trailer wire out through the bottom of my CHMSL to my overhead warning lightbar. In fact I actually ran two sets of wire out because of the number of functions in the lightbar. I also included flat four connectors on each one so I can quickly remove the light bar when I need to.
     
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  3. Feb 8, 2020 at 4:54 AM
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    yep, works great, just make sure to use the proper size wire for what you plan on using.
     
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  4. Feb 8, 2020 at 6:35 AM
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    Great point. That in fact was why I used two sets. Doubling up on hots and grounds gave me more than enough wire diameter for the planned amperage draw.
     
  5. Feb 13, 2020 at 11:39 PM
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