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    For all you Electronic guys....

    what do you think of these schematics. I am trying to wire some HID fog lights, do you think these will work?


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    No, you want the lights paralleled to the voltage source, not run in series. They may work the way you have them layed out, but they will be MUCH less bright.

    Resistance will be cumulative in a series ckt, which is undesirable in this case.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Frost View Post
    No, you want the lights paralleled to the voltage source, not run in series. They may work the way you have them layed out, but they will be MUCH less bright.

    Resistance will be cumulative in a series ckt, which is undesirable in this case.
    like this?


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    I'm sorry I'm having a brain fart trying to read your schematic right now and it's probally the same setup as this, but I think your looking for a setup like this


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    Quote Originally Posted by Benner View Post
    I'm sorry I'm having a brain fart trying to read your schematic right now and it's probally the same setup as this, but I think your looking for a setup like this

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    yeah its the same, but I forgot I could of drawn it like that. so will that be good?

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    Yeap that is the way it should be done. Use soldered joint and heat shrink for any splicing you need to do, not those stupid ass butt connectors.

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    You need to look at the rating of that switch. You will most likely need to use a relay driven by the switch to turn those lights on. Switch contacts just don't typically carry very high ratings.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Frost View Post
    You need to look at the rating of that switch. You will most likely need to use a relay driven by the switch to turn those lights on. Switch contacts just don't typically carry very high ratings.
    What rating would you recomend? would a 30 amp do it?

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    Depends on the current demands of the lights...

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    12v 35watts

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    35 watts each bulb? If so I would run a relay.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bigrondownhiller View Post
    35 watts each bulb? If so I would run a relay.
    what rating? I havent done this in a while! would I have to make a circuit board for it?

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    will this work?

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    yes

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    sweet thanks

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    Looks good.

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    I havent done it in a while, but Im gonna run it off an old phone charger and see where it takes me after it passes that It will go on my car ill take pics!!!

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    okay I went to get some wire, and it turns out that they had diffrent ratings! so I got confused yet again. and the people at radio shak are real clueless. so what type of wire should I get that will safely handle 30 amps? I went to this site but there are two type of ratins. and I dont want to choose the wrong wone.

    <a href="http://www.powerstream.com/Wire_Size.htm" />

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    Those hids have a 30 amp rating? According to the chart on that site 12 gauge should be fine. Make sure that you use the same gauge on the ground for the lights themselves. 16 guage should be fine for the relay ground and switch leads.

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    No I dont know about the HID kits but they are rated at 12v 35 watts each ballast. the guy who sold them to me said 20amps will be fine. so I got some 10 gauge for power and ground, and supply. for the switch I got 18 gauge and am looking for 3 amp fuses.

    Currently I ran out of heat shrink, and am looking for fog light connectors, looks like I'll be taking a walk into my local junk yard. or will a 9006 connector fit an 880? they looked about the same.

    You dont recomend using butt connectors? what forms of splitting splicing do you recomend for me to connect power to both lights? (left and right)

    I am also taking some pics. the car's interior is going to look like a space ship, but I rather use that, than change fuses every now and then.

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