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Multiple LED wiring
04-14-2014, 06:12 PM
Post: #1
Multiple LED wiring
Rafael..this is mostly a question for you, but others with info chime in if you can help. As you know i bought a 30" from you, and I'm thinking about wiring it into one switch with my rigid duallys. I was originally going to just buy a rigid harness for a 30" for $30, but i have been thinking it would be nice to have everything tied into one switch. I gave rigid a call but they didn't answer...Would i just need another relay and splice the 30" into the already existing dually harness? Let me know what you think...
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04-14-2014, 07:07 PM
Post: #2
RE: Multiple LED wiring
Yes, wire in another relay. You can run multiple control circuits from one switch without hurting anything, the amp draw on a relay coil is minimal. The switch that comes with the duallys is rated for 10A @ 240 volts, so there is no danger of melting it. Wire either the 85 or 86 terminal anywhere between existing switch and relay, and ground the other terminal. Connect fused power to 30 and the bar to 87.

Any reason why you want both on at the same time? Seems like being able to use one or the other could be beneficial at times

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04-14-2014, 08:17 PM
Post: #3
RE: Multiple LED wiring
Thanks! As far as wanting them on one switch, i just didn't like having multiple switches to turn off with my Xterra. I don't have much traffic where i live so i would use all my lights at once, but when i would see a car coming at me it was a pain to try to turn off everything while keeping my hands on the wheel. Also i don't like a lot of switches inside so it would clean it up a bit with one switch. However...you're right i may want to use one or the other at times...i'll have to think about this more before i do anything.
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04-15-2014, 07:21 AM
Post: #4
RE: Multiple LED wiring
You could use single pole double throw switches (SPDT), which are on-off-on. Run a wire from your high beams to the first "on" position, and constant power to the other "on" position. The run the switched output to the control on your relay. That way the leds will turn on and off automatically with the dimmer switch, low beams they are off, high they are on. Center position is off. If you use the second on the leds will stay on constantly. You can use two switches wired this way, one for each light

I'm wiring my duallys this way, same for the reverse lights. Its easier to do than it sounds.

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04-15-2014, 11:30 AM
Post: #5
RE: Multiple LED wiring
thanks for the input, that just sounds a bit over my head with my wiring skills haha. I ended up just getting the rigid harness. thanks for the help!
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04-15-2014, 03:12 PM
Post: #6
RE: Multiple LED wiring
Fair enough, lol. But if you change your mind it would only require changing the switch and adding one more wire.

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04-17-2014, 12:12 PM
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RE: Multiple LED wiring
Sorry I didn't see this until now. Smithy is 100% correct.

If you need help wiring it up let me know. It's really not that hard people just get scared because you don't understand what these things (switches, relays, and fuses) do.

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03-18-2019, 07:33 AM
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RE: Multiple LED wiring
thanks for the input
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