AzBaja.com, Home of the VW Baja Bug  
Toggle ContentToggle Content
Toggle Content AzBaja Site info

Welcome Anonymous

Nickname
Password

Membership:
Latest: thelataviayoung
New Today: 0
New Yesterday: 0
Overall: 3584

People Online:
Members: 0
Visitors: 134
Total: 134
Who Is Where:
 Visitors:
01: Baja Forums
02: AMAZON.com
03: Baja Forums
04: Baja Forums
05: Baja Forums
06: Event Calendar
07: AMAZON.com
08: Baja Forums
09: AMAZON.com
10: Baja Forums
11: Baja Forums
12: Baja Forums
13: AMAZON.com
14: AMAZON.com
15: Baja Forums
16: AMAZON.com
17: Baja Forums
18: AMAZON.com
19: Baja Forums
20: AMAZON.com
21: Baja Forums
22: AMAZON.com
23: Baja Forums
24: AMAZON.com
25: Event Calendar
26: AMAZON.com
27: Baja Forums
28: AMAZON.com
29: Baja Forums
30: AMAZON.com
31: Baja Forums
32: AMAZON.com
33: AMAZON.com
34: AMAZON.com
35: AMAZON.com
36: Baja Forums
37: AMAZON.com
38: AMAZON.com
39: AMAZON.com
40: AMAZON.com
41: Baja Forums
42: AMAZON.com
43: AMAZON.com
44: Baja Forums
45: AMAZON.com
46: AMAZON.com
47: AMAZON.com
48: AMAZON.com
49: Baja Forums
50: Baja Forums
51: AMAZON.com
52: Baja Forums
53: AMAZON.com
54: Event Calendar
55: AMAZON.com
56: My Account
57: AMAZON.com
58: AMAZON.com
59: AMAZON.com
60: AMAZON.com
61: Event Calendar
62: AMAZON.com
63: AMAZON.com
64: AMAZON.com
65: AMAZON.com
66: Baja Forums
67: AMAZON.com
68: Baja Forums
69: AMAZON.com
70: Baja Forums
71: AMAZON.com
72: Baja Forums
73: AMAZON.com
74: Baja Forums
75: Baja Forums
76: AMAZON.com
77: AMAZON.com
78: AMAZON.com
79: AMAZON.com
80: Baja Forums
81: AMAZON.com
82: AMAZON.com
83: AMAZON.com
84: AMAZON.com
85: AMAZON.com
86: AMAZON.com
87: AMAZON.com
88: AMAZON.com
89: Baja Forums
90: AMAZON.com
91: Baja Forums
92: Baja Forums
93: Baja Forums
94: Baja Forums
95: AMAZON.com
96: AMAZON.com
97: Baja Forums
98: Baja Forums
99: Event Calendar
100: AMAZON.com
101: Event Calendar
102: AMAZON.com
103: AMAZON.com
104: AMAZON.com
105: AMAZON.com
106: AMAZON.com
107: AMAZON.com
108: AMAZON.com
109: Baja Forums
110: AMAZON.com
111: AMAZON.com
112: AMAZON.com
113: AMAZON.com
114: AMAZON.com
115: Baja Forums
116: Baja Forums
117: AMAZON.com
118: Home
119: AMAZON.com
120: Baja Forums
121: AMAZON.com
122: Baja Forums
123: Baja Forums
124: Baja Forums
125: AMAZON.com
126: Baja Forums
127: Baja Forums
128: Baja Forums
129: AMAZON.com
130: AMAZON.com
131: Event Calendar
132: AMAZON.com
133: Event Calendar
134: Baja Forums

Staff Online:

No staff members are online!

Toggle Content GPS

Baja Forums -:- VW Volkswagen Bug, Baja, Bus, Sandrail and Thing -:- VW Volkswagen & Baja Bug General Discussion -:- offroad lighting
Amazon Store

offroad lighting
Bug, Baja, Thing and Buggies. Most every thing that will not fit any any other area. See list of other Forums for better topic placement...Volkswagen General Discussion
Users browsing this topic: None
Post new topic Reply to topic Printer Friendly Page
View previous topic :: View next topic
Author Message
cperry2704
Corporal
Corporal

cperry2704

Offline

Joined: Jul 24, 2006
Posts: 180
Location: carlsbad,ca
Karma: 0

Post Post subject: offroad lighting
Posted: Mon Aug 02, 2010 10:54 PM
Reply with quote

what is the best way to hook up a set of offroad lights? through the fuse box? or a hot wire with fuse directly to lights and ground them?

Back to top
View user's profile Send e-mail
perrib
1st SGT.
1st SGT.

perrib

Offline

Joined: Nov 25, 2007
Posts: 3361
Location: Chandler
Karma: +51

Post Post subject: Re: offroad lighting
Posted: Mon Aug 02, 2010 11:29 PM
Reply with quote

I like to use a relay with a fuseable link feeding power to the relay and individual fuses for the lights.

Back to top
View user's profile
kyle_pc_75
Sergeant
Sergeant

kyle_pc_75

Offline

Joined: Sep 22, 2007
Posts: 383
Location: Park City, Utah
Karma: +6

Post Post subject: Re: offroad lighting
Posted: Tue Aug 03, 2010 01:07 AM
Reply with quote

perrib wrote:
I like to use a relay with a fuseable link feeding power to the relay and individual fuses for the lights.

X2

Kyle


_________________
'75 Baja Bug, lifted 2", mostly stock but fun!
'70 Baja Bug, Thing suspension, 002 tranny, 1915 someday
Back to top
View user's profile
cperry2704
Corporal
Corporal

cperry2704

Offline

Joined: Jul 24, 2006
Posts: 180
Location: carlsbad,ca
Karma: 0

Post Post subject: offroad lighting
Posted: Tue Aug 03, 2010 01:40 AM
Reply with quote

lets say i run a power wire with inline fuse from the battery, will it start to drain the battery?

Back to top
View user's profile Send e-mail
AzBaja
1st SGT.
1st SGT.

AzBaja

Offline

Joined: Mar 06, 2006
Posts: 4516
Location: Mesa, AZ
Officers (Dues)
Recruit
Karma: +16

Post Post subject: offroad lighting
Posted: Tue Aug 03, 2010 10:39 AM
Reply with quote

I use a set of BOSCH/KC 40A Black relays with a blade fuse. I have a terminal strip next to the battery and run the relay off from that strip. I also run them via ground trigger from a switch in the dash.

Most people run things of of hot wires +12volts. I do it a little backwards and run thelong wire grnd/switch wire from the switch in the dash.

I try to avoid long runs of Hot +12volt wires in my race cars/baja. If you have a wire brake down and short you have meltdowns etc. and maybe fire if you run ground trigger wires so you +12volt wires a short you keep the power were it needs to be and not run back and forth in your car.


_________________
There has been a hostile takeover by an extreme militant group with an unknown agenda, I have lost complete control of AzBaja.com..... ︻┳デ═一

AzBaja.com founding officer and CEO



www.scoutmagazine.com
www.IMRRO.com
Back to top
View user's profile Visit poster's website
perrib
1st SGT.
1st SGT.

perrib

Offline

Joined: Nov 25, 2007
Posts: 3361
Location: Chandler
Karma: +51

Post Post subject: Re: offroad lighting
Posted: Tue Aug 03, 2010 03:23 PM
Reply with quote

cperry2704 wrote:
lets say i run a power wire with inline fuse from the battery, will it start to drain the battery?

Only if you leave the lights on. I will crimp 2 or 3 fuse link wires at one end and only use one in case of a short I can repair the short and use a good link. Fuses perform the same function.

Back to top
View user's profile
cperry2704
Corporal
Corporal

cperry2704

Offline

Joined: Jul 24, 2006
Posts: 180
Location: carlsbad,ca
Karma: 0

Post Post subject: offroad lighting
Posted: Wed Aug 04, 2010 05:12 PM
Reply with quote

im not so good with wiring, what exactly does the relay do?
so running the lights with car on and driving will not effect the charge of the battery?

Back to top
View user's profile Send e-mail
perrib
1st SGT.
1st SGT.

perrib

Offline

Joined: Nov 25, 2007
Posts: 3361
Location: Chandler
Karma: +51

Post Post subject: Re: offroad lighting
Posted: Wed Aug 04, 2010 07:20 PM
Reply with quote

Relays keep the load off the switch.

Back to top
View user's profile
cperry2704
Corporal
Corporal

cperry2704

Offline

Joined: Jul 24, 2006
Posts: 180
Location: carlsbad,ca
Karma: 0

Post Post subject: offroad lighting
Posted: Thu Aug 05, 2010 12:12 AM
Reply with quote

ok i get it, so im running 3 100w lights, how many relays will i need?

Back to top
View user's profile Send e-mail
perrib
1st SGT.
1st SGT.

perrib

Offline

Joined: Nov 25, 2007
Posts: 3361
Location: Chandler
Karma: +51

Post Post subject: Re: offroad lighting
Posted: Thu Aug 05, 2010 03:18 AM
Reply with quote

A single Bosh 40 amp relay shoud suffice.

Back to top
View user's profile
2500Grunt
Recruit
Recruit

2500Grunt

Offline

Joined: Jul 06, 2010
Posts: 18
Location: N. Phoenix
Karma: 0

Post Post subject: Re: offroad lighting
Posted: Wed Aug 11, 2010 04:03 AM
Reply with quote

cperry2704 wrote:
im not so good with wiring, what exactly does the relay do?
so running the lights with car on and driving will not effect the charge of the battery?

A typical relay draws very little current and energizes an internal coil which can provide alot of output for things like lights, train horns, amp's etc. Use them so you don't overload wiring harnesses and fry em.


_________________
2332 turbo,IRS,bus tranny,4 seater
Back to top
View user's profile
2500Grunt
Recruit
Recruit

2500Grunt

Offline

Joined: Jul 06, 2010
Posts: 18
Location: N. Phoenix
Karma: 0

Post Post subject: Re: offroad lighting
Posted: Wed Aug 11, 2010 04:16 AM
Reply with quote

cperry2704 wrote:
ok i get it, so im running 3 100w lights, how many relays will i need?

300w / 12 volts = at least 1- 25 Amp relay.


_________________
2332 turbo,IRS,bus tranny,4 seater
Back to top
View user's profile
Post new topic Reply to topic Printer Friendly Page

 Topics   Replies   Author   Views   Last Post 
Normal
No new posts Events and Get Togethers World Wide FREE Offroad Show 3 wideopenmotorsports 3145 FREE Offroad Show
 Fri Apr 08, 2016 11:42 PM 
vwboat View latest post
No new posts Events and Get Togethers World Wide Lundes Vw Show AND Fodrlls Offroad Show 2 wideopenmotorsports 3014 Re: Lundes Vw Show AND...
 Wed Nov 06, 2013 09:59 PM 
Hedrock View latest post
No new posts VW Volkswagen & Baja Bug General Discussion LIVE OFFROAD RACING TODAY Dec 10th 1 wideopenmotorsports 2482 Re: LIVE OFFROAD RACIN...
 Sat Dec 10, 2011 10:07 PM 
wideopenmotorsports View latest post
No new posts Events and Get Togethers World Wide AzVC Presidents Day offroad camping trip.
[ Go to pageGo to page: 1, 2 ]
20 perrib 15608 Re: AzVC Presidents Da...
 Wed Feb 23, 2011 01:38 AM 
ikill6453 View latest post
No new posts VW Volkswagen & Baja Bug General Discussion where to offroad in Tucson??? 0 JWHracing 1664 where to offroad in Tu...
 Fri Oct 22, 2010 06:07 AM 
JWHracing View latest post
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You can reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum
You cannot attach files in this forum
You cannot download files in this forum

Toggle Content Picture Box

Toggle Content Great things to Buy

Toggle Content Other Sites

Toggle Content Parts - For your Car

If you see Errors please E-mail Eric (AT) AzBaja.com X XX XXX
azbaja.com Webutation

eXTReMe Tracker
XXXX
The logos and trademarks used on this site are the property of their respective owners
We are not responsible for comments posted by our users, as they are the property of the poster. Any use, commercial or educational, requires written permission from the author.
Interactive software released under GNU GPL, Code Credits, Privacy Policy