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Old 05-13-2015, 06:55 PM
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Hot resistors !!

Posted a thread earlier and called them resistors by accident lol Forgive my ignorance on electrical components. Is it ok for them to get so hot I mean burning hot. They are mounted to metal and away from wires and such but is this normal?

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Details? Which capaciters? Really have no idea what you are talking about.

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Details? Which capaciters? Really have no idea what you are talking about.
I installed the JWS LED fogs and added the caps to avoid flicker. I mounted them to the frame away from the wires. They are 25w 12v 8ohm I believe. They came with the lights. they get hot extremely where u can't even touch them. Is this ok?
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If it is 25w 8ohm then it is a resistor. It will get hot. Assuming it is wired in parallel with the light it should be dissipating around 18 watts.

watts = volts*volts/ohms
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I can see how capacitors would help with flicker, but it sounds like you have resistors installed instead. Were they part of a kit or did you buys these separate?
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I can see how capacitors would help with flicker, but it sounds like you have resistors installed instead. Were they part of a kit or did you buys these separate?
Yes I guess they are resistors my bad, not gd at this electrical stuff. They came with my LED blinkers but used something different on my blinkers so used these for the fogs. They get burning hot is this ok?
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Yes I guess they are resistors my bad, not gd at this electrical stuff. They came with my LED blinkers but used something different on my blinkers so used these for the fogs. They get burning hot is this ok?
No, it is not good.
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Your fog lights draw a lot more current than blinkers. If those resistors, or whatever they are, were designed for blinkers, you're creating a problem with fogs.
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Your fog lights draw a lot more current than blinkers. If those resistors, or whatever they are, were designed for blinkers, you're creating a problem with fogs.
Yeah called globex Performance thats doing my lift and gear install on the 1st and they told me to just remove them and they would wire in gd ones or get me a harness. Thanks for the input though really wasn't sure what I should do. Just gonna deal with the flicker for a few weeks.
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