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PostSubject: Electrical Lighting switch   Sat Feb 04, 2012 9:15 pm

Hi all

I am looking to wire up some 55watt piaa reversing lamps will a 15amp switch be ok?

Off/on 15A @ 12V.
With dot illumination.
Fits into 20mm round hole.
4.8mm blade connections

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PostSubject: Re: Electrical Lighting switch   Sun Feb 05, 2012 3:09 am

If Kieran from Free Spirt 4x4 gives you electrical advice ... ignore him!

During Land Rally we knicknamed him "The Firestarter". I think his record was setting off one year he didn't even reach the end of the road befroe smoke appeared from under the dashboard. Him and wiring just don't get on. getting nowhere fast

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PostSubject: Re: Electrical Lighting switch   Thu Feb 16, 2012 12:32 pm

Do it properly Jason, use a relay and seperate fuse box and avoid high currentl at the dashboard as this starts fires.
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PostSubject: Re: Electrical Lighting switch   Thu Feb 16, 2012 12:33 pm

If you want a wiring diagram then E-mail me and i will send you one.
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PostSubject: Re: Electrical Lighting switch   Fri Feb 17, 2012 12:52 am

I have same setup but NOT on a switch. 55W lamp piggybacked onto reversing light-just upgraded fuse at fusebox and all seems to work fine. That is only when in reverse though, so never on for long.

If to use also as a worklamp then yes, would wire on a seperate switch.

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/AUTO-CAR-12V-LED-10AMP-ON-OFF-AMBER-ROCKER-ILLUMIN-SWITCH-DASH-ELECTRICAL-SH17-/280817525800?pt=UK_CarsParts_Vehicles_CarParts_SM&hash=item4162076428

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/2x-Red-LED-Rocker-Switch-Car-dash-light-ON-OFF-12v-/260840618827?pt=UK_CarsParts_Vehicles_CarParts_SM&hash=item3cbb4ffb4b
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PostSubject: Re: Electrical Lighting switch   Fri Feb 17, 2012 2:33 am

Remember by law you are only allowed 2 reversing lights, clinking teacups

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PostSubject: Re: Electrical Lighting switch   Fri Feb 17, 2012 4:27 am


Thanks.

I ended up buying the same switch as your 1st link but with a blue LED instead of amber. Ill post pics when complete.

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PostSubject: Re: Electrical Lighting switch   Fri Feb 17, 2012 5:46 am

You are allowed as many reversing lights as you want as long as they are correctly wired.

You must retain the original wiring from the gearbox switch, but can tap a spur into it which is wired through a seperate switch to a relay, from the relay you can wire as many reversing lights, of whatever size you like. The original reversing lights must always work!!!!! any supplementary reversing lights must be capable of being switched off for road use, and you must have a visual indicator within view of the driver to indicate when any additional reversing lights are illumunated; perfectly legal.
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PostSubject: Re: Electrical Lighting switch   Fri Feb 17, 2012 8:15 am

Assassin wrote:
You are allowed as many reversing lights as you want as long as they are correctly wired.

reversing lights must be capable of being switched off for road use, and you must have a visual indicator within view of the driver to indicate when any additional reversing lights are illumunated; perfectly legal.

Sorry I ment on the road, Embarassed

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