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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 12-13-2012, 01:30 AM Thread Starter
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24 volt Offroad Lights

I have 3 7" 10-LED TruckLite Off Road lights (military grade) that are wired for 24 volts. i was thinking of tapping power from a hot wire, to a toggle switch on the dash, then to a 12v to 24v step up converter, the onto the lights. from there, i'm stumped. do i then just run to ground?

Also, each light only draws 1.5 amps.

Here's the lights i'm working with:

More info on product here: http://www.truck-lite.com/webapp/wcs...8629&langId=-1

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Re: 24 volt Offroad Lights

1.5a at 24v is 3a at 12v
Run your +12v to a 10a fuse
Fused +12v to a switch that can handle 7.5a or more
+12v from the switch to the + side of the step up converter input
- side of the step up converter connects to vehicle ground
Run a wire from both the + and - side of the step up converter output to the lights
Connect all light + wires together, all light - wires connect together
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awesome, thanks!

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What gauge wiring should be sufficient?

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Re: 24 volt Offroad Lights

Depends on the distance but 14ga should be perfect.
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sweet. thanks again. i'll post pics once all set up

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Re: 24 volt Offroad Lights

Just to clarify, where does the (-) side of the switch connect to?

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Re: 24 volt Offroad Lights

Anywhere you can get a good ground. Bare metal.

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Re: 24 volt Offroad Lights

you dont switch anything thats on the ground or (-) side. only positive is switched.

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Re: 24 volt Offroad Lights

Actually you can switch the ground side if you wanted. I am guessing that the switch you have is backlit so you have a +12v, switched and a - contact on the switch. Just hook + to + and - to ground, switched to the converter and you will be good.
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