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Extension Cord For Magnetic Lightbar

Discussion in 'Strobe Lighting' started by DeereFarmer, Dec 26, 2008.

  1. DeereFarmer

    DeereFarmer PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,296

    Before I get flammed for having a mag mount light, the only reason I have it is so my truck can still fit in my garage. With a lightbar on it does not. Anyway, I need a good extension for the cord. I have one of those cheap ones from Radioshack for now, but it gets warm and I don't trust it. Does anybody know where to get a good quality one? Thanks.
  2. groundbreakers

    groundbreakers Senior Member
    Messages: 828

    what kind of bar you got ?? you can make one i did ..
  3. ColliganLands

    ColliganLands PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,854

    galls.com sells one
    i believe its around 7-10 bucks
    ill see if i can find it on there for you and post a link
  4. ColliganLands

    ColliganLands PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,854

  5. murphyslaw

    murphyslaw Senior Member
    Messages: 443

    They have a nice heavy one at walmart for like 10bucks. I use it for my hand held spotlight.
  6. Pirsch

    Pirsch Senior Member
    Messages: 596

    Sounds nutz but try TRACTOR SUPPLY or a Truck Stop
  7. Fiafighterdude

    Fiafighterdude Senior Member
    from ME
    Messages: 740


    ps...........Pirsch nice sig pic
  8. DeereFarmer

    DeereFarmer PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,296

    Thanks for the links guys. The Galls one doesn't look any heavier duty than my RadioShack one and it's cheaper than my current one. I might just stick with the one I have now and see if it blows out. It's fused, so it can't do too much damage. BTW I have a Whelen Guradian lightbar.
  9. Petetheo

    Petetheo Junior Member
    Messages: 11

    Does Rodeo Shack sell anything besides cell phones?
  10. Pirsch

    Pirsch Senior Member
    Messages: 596

    You can always get some Heavy Lamp Cord and put male and female ends on it.

    Lamp cord is usually 14 guage wire.
    Last edited: Dec 27, 2008
  11. MoparPlowJockey

    MoparPlowJockey Member
    from Indiana
    Messages: 31

    Do you have it plugged into your cigar lighter? If so it is getting hot because it is pulling more amps than the outlet is made for. How many watt bulb? Divide that by 12 and that will give you the amps that it is pulling. ex. 55 watt bulb/12 = 4.5 amps. Poor ground will also cause wire to heat. I would suggest a switch wire straight to the battery. 14 ga wire should be plenty and will cover the drop over a long distance. You can get primary wire(automotive) at most home supply. Cut two equal lengths or red and black, place one end in a vise and the other in your cordless drill. This will twist the two wires together making a neat cord. Solder or using good crimp connector. Weak joints make for resistance(causes heat.
  12. NickGB

    NickGB Senior Member
    Messages: 110

    I agree with the other guy, try Wal-Mart or Target, they might have a slightly heavier duty one.