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Old 06-03-2016, 02:43 PM
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I am in the process of adding LED rope lighting to my undercarriage. I would like to tie these lights into the footwell lighting so that they activate (fade in, fade out) when I unlock/open the door.

Does anyone know how much wattage is safe to add? I am looking to add 38 watts. https://www.superbrightleds.com/more...Specifications

Any advice would be appreciated.

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Old 06-13-2016, 09:57 AM
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Re: Jeep Electrician needed

Watts divided voltage will give you current (amps) 38/12=3.166. Amps. Need to check fuse size and most important the wire size. Fuses are used to protect the wires from melting


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Old 06-13-2016, 10:20 AM
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Thank you, I really appreciate your reply. I know nothing about electricity. Sounds like I have some investigating to do. Thanks again!
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You're going to run a relay that will allow the use of a separate power source and tap the OE wiring as a signal. Google has better descriptions than I could provide right now but with the Jeeps electronics this will be the least drama.
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Oh and I'm not a jeep electrician


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Thanks. Sounds like I've got some research to do.
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