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Wiring Diagram: Fuse Block, Breaker, Relay, Rocker Switch, Lights ?

Discussion in 'Lighting' started by chizzie, Jun 22, 2016.

  1. Jun 22, 2016 at 12:27 PM
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    chizzie

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    All parts are in, just trying to wrap my head around the wiring process. It's my first time, and really want to get it done right cleanly and safe the first time.

    Here's a picture I drew up, it contains:

    3 - 27w Lights (Mounting to ARB bumper)
    1 - 40 amp universal relay
    1 - Blue Sea 12 circuit fuse block ( Went with the 12 for future projects )
    1 - BussMann 100 amp circuit breaker
    1 - Otrattw 5 Pin Rocker Switch

    Looking to have power to the lights with the ignition ON only.

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  2. Jun 23, 2016 at 10:29 AM
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    Looks like you understand it pretty well by that diagram.

    Instead of running the power wire all the way from the fuse block to the switch, run it to a circuit that is powered with the ignition on. Cigarette/power socket circuit.

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  3. Jun 23, 2016 at 2:50 PM
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    So it would be connector 2 on the switch running to the add a fuse which is in a circuit powered by ignition in the OEM fuse box under the dash? I like that better, thanks!
     
  4. Jun 23, 2016 at 3:50 PM
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    Yes, the relay will only draw a very small amount of amps in addition to the upper switch light for the add-a-circuit.
     
  5. Jun 23, 2016 at 3:54 PM
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    What type of lights are you going to run? you may need a 2nd relay and use a 2nd spot on the fuse block. those fuse slots are usually only rated for 25-30 amps.
     
  6. Jun 23, 2016 at 4:10 PM
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    (3) 27 watt flood lights, I was going to run a 30a fuse. I wont be running them with much else at once off that block.
     
  7. Jun 23, 2016 at 6:19 PM
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    6 amps total for the 3 lamps...
     
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    Goo a need to look at this soon.
     

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