|Anybody have a wiring diagram for installing LED courtesy lighting in boat. I thinking of doing it in Series to save multiple wires running all around the boat. Will be wiring from battery to dash switch then to LEDs. |
What type of wire did you use to run around the boat? Where can i buy lowes or bestbuy?
Did you crimp wires or solder?
Any advice? Lights should be in this week and install early next week.
|If you're going with an LED courtesy light asm, then you dont need to series them, just run them all in parallel (+ to +, - to -) with 1 run of 2 conductor wire. The light furthest from the switch will be the end of the line, and all the other will just tap into the + and -.|
|Additionally I would solder and heat shrink each connection due to the environment.|
|depends on the led voltage range. my strips do not like to see over 13v so I use a fair distance of #24 to intentionally introduce voltage drop. I assume your mention of series is not electrically wired in series.|
|I actually I am planning to wire them in a Parallel circuit. I guess i never learned to proofread in college. Sorry for confusion. |
Is this correct? 1 wire wired thru from battery + to dash accessory switch with each LED + soldered or heatshirked to it. 1 wire running from battery - to the the LED -, terminnating at the furthest LED. I am using 3 LED step lights with resistors already installed within the individual setup.
I actually plan on making two circuits thru two accessory switches for the lights, 1 for the lights about the speakers/cupholders, and 1 for the courtesy lighting in the floor. I am worried that is I wire all the lights to one circuit it would be too bright and limit visibility at night. Anybody experience this problem? LEDs are 3 set GREEN step light type. Thanks for the feedback.
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