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quick electric question

Discussion in 'Truck & Equipment Repair' started by dirt digger, Dec 3, 2005.

  1. dirt digger

    dirt digger Senior Member
    Messages: 619

    hey guys, i'm installing strobes in the headlights tomorrow and was wondering if I just put the switch on the wire that runs from the battery of the truck into the transformer of the strobes?...also the switch has 3 connections. A ground which I will wire into the chassis, a power, and a load. The power is the wire coming off of the battery into the switch, and the load is the wire that runs out of the switch into the transformer right?....thanks in advance

    -bryan
     
  2. MickiRig1

    MickiRig1 PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,617

    That's right and the grounds for the light in the switch.
     
  3. DaySpring Services

    DaySpring Services PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,065

    One thing to remember is to Run a ground directly from the battery to the power supply. IF you dont you'll get interference in your radio.
     
  4. dirt digger

    dirt digger Senior Member
    Messages: 619

    so run the black wire from the negative battery terminal to the negative connection on the strobe power supply?
     
  5. dirt digger

    dirt digger Senior Member
    Messages: 619

    so i think it should look something like this then

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  6. DaySpring Services

    DaySpring Services PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,065

    yup that looks good. What kind of truck are you putting these in?
     
  7. DaySpring Services

    DaySpring Services PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,065

  8. dirt digger

    dirt digger Senior Member
    Messages: 619

    I'm not putting them in a plow truck. The strobes are going in my 1997 Nissan Pickup...we use it as an escort vehicle when we move farm equipment on PA Route 162. In the early morning and late evening it can get pretty hairy, so we want maximum visablity when we have a 12 foot haybine in a 10 foot road lane.
     
  9. Bob Church

    Bob Church Member
    Messages: 86

    Complex wiring

    With all the complex wiring of the newer trucks it wouldn't be a bad idea to run the ground directly back to the battery. Your ground has to support the incomng current without interfering with the rest of the truck's electrical system.

    Bob
     
  10. DBL

    DBL PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,310

    are you putting 2 in the front or on the 4 corners and if youre around here tomorrow ill help you i put them in 2 of our trucks