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Old 06-08-2010, 02:00 AM   #1
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Question for those of you that have a light bar

I recently bought two sets of KC HiLiTES 233 Daylighter's and a light bar. I have already put the light bar and the lights on my YJ (looks sweet by the way) but have not yet wired it up.

I am planning on doing all the wiring this weekend but have a question.

The lights come in a pair with one switch to run the pair. I am running 4 lights on the light bar, and would prefer to run all 4 lights on one switch instead of using two switches. The switch that is included will allow up to 40 amps. Will I be ok with this switch or will it over power the amps with 4 lights hooked up?

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Old 06-08-2010, 04:27 PM   #2
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What do the 4 lights draw? If its over 40 amps, get a bigger switch or use two.
If the lights are 100 watts, 4 should be drawing about 34 amps.
amps=watts/volts

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Use a relay, and you won't have to worry about the amperage capacity of the switch.
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