My electrical fears bring me to smarter people than myself when it comes to this stuff.
Just purchased a distribution box, and am getting ready to wire up my accessories that I have had wired differently. Couple questions on wire gauge, and fuses:
20" LED light bar up front:
-100W light bar. So, 100W/12V = 8.33Amps. I would just need a 10Amp fuse for that accessory? Or up to 15Amp fuse?
-Since I found this chart (please point me to another if there is something different), and I have seen people add in a factor of safety of about 20%, then the calculation I get is, (100W x 1.2)/12 = 10Amps, which at 0-6' shows 16 gauge wire.
2x6" LED light bars on the rear bumper:
-30W each light bar. So, (2x30W)/12V = 5Amps. Again just go with 5Amp fuse, or something a bit bigger?
-Same with the gauge wire (2x30Wx1.2)/12V = 6 Amps. Rounding up to 10Amps, and probably needing around 15' to go to the back of the jeep, shows 12 gauge wire again at that Amperage.
Too much overkill?
Appreciate the help!