Re: help with wiring up twin fog lights using a 3way toggle switch....April 14 2012 at 6:33 PM
|cxmaniac (Login cxmaniac)|
Response to help with wiring up twin fog lights using a 3way toggle switch....
Sorry to be a nit pickin neddie but
extra lights can take a fair bit of current
so it needs a wee bit of forethought and malice
What lights exactly?
2x55w fog lights will run at near 4 amps each
so 2 (55/14*2) = will take around 8 amps
2x35w lamps will want 5 amps
based on a 14 volt running voltage
Strickly speakin, you need to know the load,
what the bike can provide and where/how you'll connect it all up
If your bike has the spare capacity and you're adding beefy lights
a relay and suitable cable may be advised.
If its just led types to increase visibilty to other road users
or make the bike look pretty/for fun etc,
you can usually just bung em in any old how as 50 leds will only take about 1 amp and are unlikely to overload existing circuits.
You dont want to let the smoke out.