Wiring LEDs inquiry

Discussion in 'Power it up with Electronics' started by Salty_South, Jan 15, 2011.

  1. Salty_South

    Salty_South Well-Known Member

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    So I have installed 4 red LEDs under my rub rails to light the cockpit. This leaves me with 1 positive and 1 negative wires coming out the back of each rub rail.
    My question is... what now?

    I'm pretty sure the negative wires both go to ground, but how do I run the positives (2) to my switch panel?

    Thanks for your help,
    Kai
     
  2. Brett

    Brett > PRO STAFF <

    Both negatives need to go to a ground.
    Yes, you can run both positives to a single switch.
     

  3. Salty_South

    Salty_South Well-Known Member

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    Thank you!! do both positives go to one spade connector?
     
  4. Brett

    Brett > PRO STAFF <

    Yes, as long as it doesn't overload the rating of that switch and fuse..
     
  5. mark_gardner

    mark_gardner I Love microskiff.com!

    due to the fact that l.e.d.s have such a low amp draw and you mentioned you only have a few of them hooked up your most likely ok concerning possible over loading of the switch or fuse ;) but i say "most likely" cause without knowing exactly what you have i gotta cover my butt :D ;D
     
  6. Salty_South

    Salty_South Well-Known Member

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    Thanks guys! got em all wired up today. It was a bigger project than I thought but I am really happy with the results!