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Question: Double Switch DIY Lighting

Discussion in 'Technical Chat' started by orion808, Oct 20, 2017.

  1. Oct 20, 2017 at 3:37 PM
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    orion808

    orion808 [OP] Jack of all trades. Master of none.

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    Just a quick question on some lighting and switches. I wanted to double check myself. Would the following schematic work? Do I need anything like resistors or such?


    Also, no issue with both switches on since on the same source and such, right?

    I'm using these LEDs
    https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01GJ3O0J8
     
  2. Oct 21, 2017 at 9:26 AM
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    Yep, as long as the rated fuse is in front of both switches, it doesn't matter (to an LED strip at least) whether there are two paths for electricity to flow.
    I would even take it a step further and use 2 3-way switches (if there is such a thing for automotive form-factor switches) so you could turn ON from inside the cab and then turn OFF from the bed or vice versa.
     
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    Awesome, thanks for the reassurance. I'll probably be wiring it up next week. Unfortunately, I need to run some more wire as I forgot about my double witch idea. Oh well. It will be the way I want it when I am done with it.
     
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  4. Oct 22, 2017 at 9:14 PM
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    yeah just toss a fuse in before the switches, most LEDs have resisters built in already.
     

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