03-17-2008, 11:20 PM
I have a 07 focus I want want to put Leds into. I am confused about powering the leds. My first question is, if I wanted to power my leds from the inside fuse box how would I do this without just wrapping wire around a fuse and sticking it in?
My second question is how do I hook up several at once, is there a line converter to turn 1 line into 4? This I know nothing about.
And finally, if I want to hook them up to my parking lights how would I do that? I'd like them on all the time so I figure this would make it happen.
Advise is much appreciated. Thank you.
03-18-2008, 01:59 PM
Ok, never mind I have read the Ozinum forums and found everything I needed to know like the add a circuit fuse line and stuff.
03-19-2008, 05:27 PM
I plan on installing around 20 or so leds in my car, with 4 cathodes. I am wonder if I should use 2 fuses in empty spots or can I just put all of these in one fuse in an empty spot?
I don't want to run them to the battery as this seems safer and easier, let me know what you think.
Also how many leds can you run to 1 switch?
03-19-2008, 09:30 PM
So I can run as many led's as I want to 1 fuse if I have a fuse and power line that can handle the power draw right?
I'm going to run Cathodes to a seperate fuse. And a switch can handle as many leds right?
03-19-2008, 10:24 PM
Does anyone know my answer or am I blurry with my description?
03-20-2008, 12:38 AM
while using leds, im sure any switch will be able to handles hundreds of leds.
the cathodes dont draw much either. 1 switch will be fine as well.
and im sure you could run all your leds and cathodes to one fuse. all switches have how many amps they can hold printed on the packages or the switch itself.
i suggest tapping 12v source instead of tapping the fuse block.
either get it from the ignition switch or running a 12-14g wire from the battery into the cabin.
this way you can wire in an inline fuse. this will be easier to replace if you do indeed blow a fuse.
remember to wire in a resistor at the beginning of the leds circuit. this way the leds will last longer and not be suseptible to getting blown from the whole amperage of the battery.
03-20-2008, 12:57 AM
Yeah the Leds Im getting are pre-wired. I dont really want to run from the battery and I dont know where the ignition switch is at, although Im guessing near ignition.
Now I thought you can solder all the wires together and hook them to a fuse, is this correct? I am planning on buying a add a circuit line so doing it this way is safe correct?
03-20-2008, 08:12 PM
just remember to put a resistor in line with them or they will blow out. A 220 or 430 ohm resistor will do. Unless they come with a built in resistor, then your fine.
03-21-2008, 01:40 AM
Ok so I am reconsidering tapping to battery. This will be safe if I have a amplifier already hooked up to it right? I just didnt want to do this because I'm going to ghetto rig it through the door, but wires are tucked in fender with only about 2'' showing at door.
Also I can solder all the ground wires together and ground them all at once, right?
03-21-2008, 01:35 PM
I suggest you to install on the lighter plug, on the ring dimmer illumination, it's only an positive wire, and take the negative on the lighter plug. It's what i've done on my led project, and the dimmer control all the leds to. I have installed to an on/off swithed.
An electronics store told me to forget the fuse, del's not take to much amperage so it's safe, and plug into the lighter plug it's already contains a fuse of 10A if i remember.
Don't forgot to install resistence on depending the voltage led's and input voltage. If you connect in sÚries, or parralele, the resistences wired diagram and connection will be different.
Wait i will take the sheet i have received.
Here it go, you have an schema! ;)
ENJOY. I will post my project soon.
03-23-2008, 09:43 AM
merged both of your threads.
duplicate threads is a [nono]
good luck on the install.