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post #16 of 40 Old 02-13-2013, 08:19 PM Thread Starter
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thanks for clearing that up for me.

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One more.. what relay are you showing in the diagram? I mean like what should I ask for at an auto store?

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post #17 of 40 Old 02-13-2013, 08:27 PM
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Thanks for the Diagram! Helps a lot. Last question ESL? Whats it stand for?
Earth -> Ground
Supply -> 12v
Load -> Output to relay

Most switches are labeled this way.

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thanks for clearing that up for me.

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One more.. what relay are you showing in the diagram? I mean like what should I ask for at an auto store?
25-30 amp 12v automotive relay.

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What are you talking about? 2 lights per relay in that diagram.
Took me a minute to figure it out, but yes you are correct

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post #20 of 40 Old 02-14-2013, 08:58 AM Thread Starter
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Got all my parts for the project today.

What I have
100ft 12ga wire (OReillys)
60ft 16 ga wire (OReillys)
Blue Sea System 6 Blade Fuse Block (Overtons)
Project Box (Radio Shack)
2 Dorman Toggle switches 16 Amp (OReillys)
2 Heavy Duty Relay, 12 Volts 30 amps (OReillys)

Will be starting this project soon.
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post #21 of 40 Old 02-14-2013, 09:51 AM
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For future reference, and to save you a bit of work and money, Amazon has a readily available supply of all of those items at a fraction of the cost. Take your relays for example, I imagine you pay about a couple bucks a piece. You could have 5 of them with sockets for $5:

http://www.amazon.com/AGT-Relay-Harn...s=5+relay+pack

I buy those all of the time for various electrical projects, they work great, sofar none of them have failed on me. Wire can be bought in bulk for just as cheap, same goes for switches, fuses (looks like you didn't grab some- always good to have a supply of 5, 10, 15, 25, and 30 amp fuses), and other neat misc. electrical nonsense. Do you have a soldering iron and solder, along with heat shrink tubing? You're going to want to solder your wires, rather than use crimps, unless you insulate the crimped connections with heat shrink- this is entirely to prevent moisture from getting into the wire and causing corrosion on the electrical connection.

Also, if you need somewhat of a visual reference on how I installed my fuse block:



You will have a giant block of relays and fuses sitting there (this is on my YJ) but you can see I used a 0/4 battery cable to power my fuse panel. I didn't use the ground block on my fuse panel, because all of my electrical components get grounded onto the body or frame, whichever is closest. In hindsight it would probably be slightly more beneficial to ground everything at the fuse block, but that's a lot of unnecessary additional wiring that would have to be done.

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why the project enclosure? and on that diagram how could i go ahead and wire two more switchs for later addons like air and lockers
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why the project enclosure? and on that diagram how could i go ahead and wire two more switchs for later addons like air and lockers
Wire them to relays for those items just like these relays are wired.

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yes, I have considered it but this is also a learning experience for me on future projects. Id like to get some electrical knowledge under my belt.
Just wanted to say good for you!

I'm in the same boat of previously being very intimidated by electrical work, but by asking questions and figuring out what various components do and what their limitations are, it all makes much more sense.

Make sure to show off your work afterwords with a video or something!

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post #25 of 40 Old 02-14-2013, 12:35 PM Thread Starter
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why the project enclosure? and on that diagram how could i go ahead and wire two more switchs for later addons like air and lockers
Project box is to enclose my fuse block and also where Ill keep my relays. I havent yet decided if i want to screws the relays to the outside or inside.

Got some more things today.
4 gauge wire to run from the battery to the fuse black
Heat shrink wrap
and 2 different switches I picked up from the tractor store. (Ill be placing these in the empty stock location underneath the air conditioner)

I do have a soldering iron and solder. Thanks to the dad I have experience in that.
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Also the project box will hide everything and keep out most dirt
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post #27 of 40 Old 02-15-2013, 05:17 AM
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[QUOTE=Xpress;14967331]
http://www.amazon.com/AGT-Relay-Harn...s=5+relay+pack




QUOTE]

Is that your rig? What is holding your battery down?

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Yes, and it has a clamp at the base of the battery on the engine side that keeps it firmly in place.

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post #29 of 40 Old 02-15-2013, 10:04 PM Thread Starter
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Today I finished wiring everything. Tomorrow ill clean it up and post pictures finished and also my pros and cons on my own work. For now here are some pictures of my build.
sjones26573--- followed the diagram and everything worked great. I appreciate the post.
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post #30 of 40 Old 02-15-2013, 10:20 PM Thread Starter
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Getting this ready to wire
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