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Off-Road light relay

For those of you with off-road lights. What type of relay will I need to hook up a pair of offroad lights safely? I received a kit with everything except the relay and I would like to add one. Only came with a fuse and I don't think that will be enough.

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If they are only 50 watt lights, the kit they sent you is probably sufficient. I'd bet it is something like 12 feet of 16 gauge wire, a little lighted switch, and a 10 or 15 amp fuse? Two 50 watt lights are only about 8 amps which is pretty small. If they are both 100 or 130 watt lights, then you should be using a relay for sure.
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30 amp relay from like radio shack will work...
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They are both 130 so I figured I would need one. I'll make a stop at Radio shack on my way home from work today.
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Just be sure to mount it somewhere that it wont get in the way, and mount it so the connectiors are down, not up, this way if it gets wet, the water will drip off, instead of dripping in.

I mounted mine next to the radiator.
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well...

130+130 = 260watts

260watts/12.2v = 21.3Amps of current

So a 25amp or greater, relay, should be fine.

Checkout my off-road relay install here:

http://www.ranger-forums.com/forum2/...ighlight=light
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um dur.. thus why i said a 30 amp relay will work eco eco...
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well...

130+130 = 260watts

260watts/12.2v = 21.3Amps of current

So a 25amp or greater, relay, should be fine.

Checkout my off-road relay install here:

http://www.ranger-forums.com/forum2/...ighlight=light
Nice write up. I'll be using some of these ideas this weekend to wire up mine.
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