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Old 01-19-2010, 07:59 PM
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So i installed two strips and a rocker switch and i wired it all up and connected the negative on my battery to give a go and i made sure to watch it as soon as i connected it to make sure nothing started smoking or melting, and sure enough it did. whats the deal? what did i do wrong? Is it because i didnt put a inline fuse between the switch and the battery? does it matter which prongs on the switch i connect the negative and the positive to? here is a diagram of how i had it wired.

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Yeah, you should have put that switch inline with just the power. Like, put the battery lead on one side of the switch and the other + leads on the other side and ground each light individually.
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Yeah, you should have put that switch inline with just the power. Like, put the battery lead on one side of the switch and the other + leads on the other side and ground each light individually.
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Yep. That's how all my Oznium flex strips are wired and I haven't had a problem in 2 years. If it's faulty lights though, just call them and they'll replace them without an issue.
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Yep. That's how all my Oznium flex strips are wired and I haven't had a problem in 2 years. If it's faulty lights though, just call them and they'll replace them without an issue.
does it matter which prong i stick the wire from the battery on? do you have a fuse between the battery and the switch also?
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also, what gauge wiring are you using? the same as the wire that comes with the switch?
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does it matter which prong i stick the wire from the battery on? do you have a fuse between the battery and the switch also?
If it's just an on/off switch, then no it doesn't matter. I always fuse my lights, you never know when you have audio in a car when your electrical might spike. Hell, I fuse everything in my electrical! lol Better safe than sorry.
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also, what gauge wiring are you using? the same as the wire that comes with the switch?
Yeah, something small but not like 22 gauge small. 16 or so should be ok.
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Yeah, something small but not like 22 gauge small. 16 or so should be ok.
cool man, ill get a little inline fuse also.
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Yeah, just a little cheap inline fuse and like 10 or 20 amp fuse from Radio Shack would work and it'll be cheap!
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