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post #1 of 6 Old 08-13-2008, 09:26 PM Thread Starter
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Quick question for the electric folks out there,I am thinking about installing some lights.I already have a Blue sea fuse box installed with a relay.My question is do I need another relay for the running lights or can I just run them off the fuse box?
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post #2 of 6 Old 08-13-2008, 09:30 PM
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Don't exceed the total ampacity of the fuse block, the ampacity of your relay, or the individual circuit ampacity and everything should be fine. For the relay and fuse block ampacity add up the current of ALL devices connected through the fuse block. Most 12v automotive-type relays are rated at 30 amps which is less than the total ampacity of the Blue Seas. If I remember right single-circuit maximum is 15 amps. Also make sure your wire is sized correctly.

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Depending on what you want the lights for one of the wiring kits from Eastern Beaver may be a better idea.
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The main fuse on the bike is a 30 amp. Another 30 amp fuse on the wire feeding the fuse box for all the added electrics is plenty. The bike doesn't put out enough power to feed more than 30 amps of extras. You can feed auxiliary lights with a 10 amp fuse in the fuse block. What you need to watch is the total electrical load.

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The main fuse on the bike is a 30 amp. Another 30 amp fuse on the wire feeding the fuse box for all the added electrics is plenty. The bike doesn't put out enough power to feed more than 30 amps of extras. You can feed auxiliary lights with a 10 amp fuse in the fuse block. What you need to watch is the total electrical load.
Thanks for the in put. The lights I am looking at have MR 11 bulbs so I was going to change those out with lower wattage MR 11
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You'll need a seperate relay unless you want to run full current through the on/off switch for the lights.

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