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Old 01-22-2011, 08:01 PM   #1
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Adding 12v lights

I am wanting to put some lights in a few of my storage bays and I am not sure where I should tap into the 12v system. My electric panel is located right next to my entry door. The panel has both the 120 and 12v.Thanks

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If you have an open 12 vdc terminal on the distribution panel, tap into it with a 14 gauge wire protected by a 15 amp fuse. If not, you can come off the battery 12 vdc + post and install an inline fuse. If you want a switch inside for all the compartment lights, add it in series of the feeder conductor. Run the switched leg (conductor); if so desired, to the compartments you want to add the light fixtures to and attach conductor to the positive wire of each fixture. Otherwise, run the fused conductor to each fixture and attach to the positive fixture wire. Add a chassis ground conductor to each fixture to complete the circuit.
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