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Old 12-24-2011, 07:30 PM   #1
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how to run extra lights?

wanting to run two little extra lights on my mud pro. not exactly sure how. do i just run the wires from the battery to a toggle switch then to the the new lights? do i need to add a fuse and whats a safe watt to use or does it matter? thanks guys
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Old 12-27-2011, 10:27 PM   #2
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Yea thats how I did it. I have an inline fuse thats a spade fuse in a water proof holder, got it at my local NAPA. Put the toggle switch on my pod by the key.
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I would even take it one step further. Use a relay. It will save your switch in the long run.
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Thats if you are running high amp lights otherwise its just more wiring. Some of the guys on here have the led low amp lights or whatever they are.
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No problem with no relay in my 2 55w cat lights switch is going on 2 years old.

ALWAYS put a inline fuse on anything thats direct off the battery unless you want to burn your quad and or house down
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thanks guys your always alot of help. but what would be the purpose of a relay? and what kind of relay
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Same idea as an ignition switch. Starter is a high load and draws a lot of current ( like a pair of 55w lights ). When you turn the key to run, it activates the relay allowing full power to the starter ( or those high powered lights ). The high current goes through the relay, not the switch. If you used a cheap switch, it can melt internally. It all depends on the load. A good switch with low amp draw and you'll be fine without a relay. I wouldn't bother using a relay with leds either. If you feel you need a relay because of the lights you want to use, they are typically around $20 and are fairly easy to wire. I would think that any parts store would have a kit near their foglights.

Something like this would handle your lighting requirements nicely http://www.princessauto.com/mobile/p...ductID=8402042

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If you really want to pimp it out, and save a little embarrassment, put it on key power. You can wire with a relay, feed the switch with power from the key or some other key on only powered circuit. When the key is off, so is said accessory, bike starts when you forget to turn off said accessory. Switch and relay draw minimal power and a typical ice cube relay will handle whatever the battery can feed. I always make a point to wire these sorts of things in with less important circuits, like the 12v plug, so if something goes wrong with your creation it doesn't strand you.The fuse is uber important.
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Oh look up under the front and rear of the machine. There should be a 2 wire connector at both ends, I'm thinking those have said key power.
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If I go to my local parts store, do I just tell them I want a cube relay?? I dont know **** about electronics.
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