master switch, how big??

FiremanMatt3

New Member
Jul 1, 2010
10
I want to hook up a master switch in my vehicle. My question is how big the switch needs to be rated for, and what online stores carries it?


I have:


-90wat strobe kit


-6 led body mounts, 3 watts each believe (each light has 3 leds gen 2 leds in it)


-1 talon mini phantom windshield led


-2 led grill mounts, 6 watts each (6 leds on each light)


-1 whelen headlight flasher


will a 40 amp switch handle this load? what other specifications on the switch do i need to be aware of?


FWIW i want an illuminated rocker switch. who sells those online in this size?


thanks
 

Jarred J.

Lifetime VIP Donor
May 21, 2010
11,592
Shelbyville, TN
might be better to wire everything up to a relay. then use a second power source on the "master switch" for it to kick the rest of the power on for your equipment.


If you didnt want a switch inside the vehicle a closeable circuit breaker under the hood would act as a "master switch"
 

Cam

Member
May 20, 2010
247
MO
A 40 amp switch will be fine but as Jarred said a relay would be much better. You could not only use any switch you want but I would think it would cut down on your wire size as well.
 

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