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n00b help!!!

Discussion in 'Lighting' started by cgs2k2, Jun 26, 2012.

  1. Jun 26, 2012 at 8:18 AM
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    cgs2k2

    cgs2k2 [OP] Ohio Member

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    I'm wiring up a single 55w auxiliary reverse light with a switch in the cab and could really use you guys' help

    A few questions:

    is 16 gauge wire ok for 1 55w lamp?
    is there a difference between grounding to metal or grounding to the neg battery terminal?
    is a relay necessary?

    Thanks for the help!!!!!
     
  2. Jun 26, 2012 at 10:15 AM
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    Hii

    Hii Well-Known Member

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    People are going to talk shit on my answer.

    16 gauge is perfectly fine

    Wiring to the chassis is perfectly fine


    (here comes the shit talking part) a relay is NOT necessary. Positive wire from the light to your switch, then another wire from the switch to your positive battery terminal WITH A FUSE ON IT as close to the battery as possible
     
  3. Jun 26, 2012 at 10:36 AM
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    cgs2k2

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    Cool, thanks for the response! I'm not trying to catch my truck on fire.

    What Amp fuse should I use? 5? 55w/12v = 4.9 or so... so I figure 5 should be ok but i'm not positive.
     
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