I am going to run a single work light to the back of my jeep. I have a two prong toggle switch, relay, an in line fuse(20amp), and 35' of 14 gauge wire. Seeing how I am an electrical idiot can someone help me put it all together. I've already searched the matter and now have a headache. I know it's not complicated but the relay, well, I just don't know what that thing is. Please help and do not get all resistance vs amperage at a velocity of blah blah blah. Thanks
I really appreciate it, but I'm still thrown off. My toggle switch has two legs and not three. As well, the diagram shows one of the legs from the switch going to(or coming from) a fuse-then to SWITCHED POWER, I think the fuse block. Anyway, I'm having a hard time learning or figuring out what everything means, I just can't get it If someone can give me exact specifics on this particular scenario I would appreciate it. I just finished installing the lights on my newly homemade bumper. Well, they look all right. Thanks
The third prong on the switch is for a ground wire because it has I light to let you know it’s on. With the two prong that you have just run one wire from a power source (battery, tapped wire or some type of fuse block) and the other to the relay (#86). The power source from the battery and switch has an in-line fuse to protect everything incase of a short. The switch’s only duty is to energize the relay.
Just make sure that the wire from the battery (#30-relay) is large enough to handle the amperage for the lights and that the wire from the relay to the lights (#87-relay) is the same size as that from the battery. All other wires do not need to be large.
Glad it worked out for you. The first time doing something that you have no experience is always the hardest. Even when it seems simple on paper, actually doing it your self is a totally different animal.
Don’t forget the pics. It’s mandatory on this forum.
If you look at the link you posted, the bottom left corner gives you some options. The IMG code is what is used here. Just cut and paste, or you could copy the direct link and click on the "Insert Image" button and paste the link there, OR if you just have a picture, right click it, lick on "Properties" and copy the Address (URL) from the window that opens up.