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Old 08-02-2013, 11:57 PM   #1
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best place to take switched power from

Guys,

I'm just installing my CB radio, and was wandering, where is the best place to take your 'switched power' from in a 99 TJ sport...?

I assume you all use switched power for your radios...? (As opposed to constant)

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Old 08-03-2013, 08:10 AM   #2
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I don't know the TJ, but in any vehicle a cigarette lighter socket is always a good place from which to get a switched live.

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Old 08-03-2013, 10:33 AM   #3
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Use constant power direct from the battery.

If you really want switched power, look behind the glove box. Should be two wires with tags, one switched, one hot. Jeep was nice enough to provide spare circuits.
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Old 08-03-2013, 01:03 PM   #4
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I don't know the TJ, but in any vehicle a cigarette lighter socket is always a good place from which to get a switched live.
Yeah,I have already tapped into this a couple of time, and its getting a bit full

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Use constant power direct from the battery.

If you really want switched power, look behind the glove box. Should be two wires with tags, one switched, one hot. Jeep was nice enough to provide spare circuits.
Sweet, I will have a look today.
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Use constant power direct from the battery.
Why constant over switched...?

My thinking is I don't want to forget it and leave it on to run the battery down.
(She is a toy car, and spends most of her time parked up)

Plus doesn't switched provide some insulation from say the draw from the winch...?
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Old 08-04-2013, 09:42 AM   #6
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You want a direct battery connection to lessen electrical noise. It does not really have to be constant, you could insert your own switch in the power circuit. You just want to keep it seperate from all the other vehicle systems.
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you could use a relay from battery and have the switched source switch the relay on and off that way your not using much at all from the switched source and it will give you a clean constant signal

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