Switch Panel With Carling Contura II - Page 3 - JeepForum.com
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #31 of 31 Old 11-09-2012, 09:12 AM
RIP one good jeeper
Anticanman's Avatar
1994 YJ Wrangler 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Ripon
Posts: 20,368
Originally Posted by idgara007 View Post
true true, but along with that I need to choose wiring to hook up these switches as well. Im not sure if the switches say how much power is required for the LEDs in them. They say a max of 20amps but I know it takes much less just to power the LED. technically if I ran 5 in parallel they would all see the 12volts but the current would increase 5 fold, so I would need larger wire to accommodate this correct?

I dont really want to run 10ga wire just for switches because it is very thick and stiff. If I only ran 18 ga there is a risk of possibly overloading the max current for that wire.

FYI: i would be running switches for relays to lights and compressor system and the only direct power would be to the CB which only needs 2amps anyways. so nothing of a major power draw.

another point of curiosity looking at the OPs pics, how were you able to crimp in both wires to one terminal? it looks very clean but I cant seem to figure how to do them like that. speaking of which, what terminal (and source if any) did you use in the connector housing you linked?

When I ran my switches, I only used 12 gauge from the battery to power them (now its the remote wire from the stereo 20 gauge wire I think) and I used cat5 to run it to the relays. It only takes milliamps to activate a relay so put the good wire where it counts.

Luck Favours The Prepared
Anticanman is offline  
Sponsored Links

Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the JeepForum.com forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid e-mail address for yourself.

Email Address:


Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Jeep Forums Replies Last Post
Switch panel Speed94 TJ Wrangler Technical Forum 6 10-12-2010 09:00 AM
want to change fog light panel switch with 4 wires to rocker switch with 3 terminals lomondpeak TJ Wrangler Technical Forum 6 11-28-2009 10:21 PM
switch panel ARCHERYNGUNS JK Wrangler Technical Forum 30 04-15-2009 03:55 PM
Wiring Aux Lights with Contura Switch Raztt TJ Wrangler Technical Forum 8 08-30-2008 06:52 AM
switch panel hillbillybob TJ Wrangler Technical Forum 2 03-15-2007 03:09 PM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome