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CB56 
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CB56
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Reg: 12-27-02
04-11-17 07:58 AM - Post#2686009    

Hi Donny, I have your Classic Update series in my 56 Chevy. I am upgrading to Halogen headlights using relays. Should I use a 20 or 30 amp fused circuit and is the wire gage in the in the update series ok or should I increase the size? If an increase is needed, what gage do you recommend?

Thanks, Chris



 
aawtech 
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04-12-17 08:53 PM - Post#2686365    
    In response to CB56

  • CB56 Said:
Hi Donny, I have your Classic Update series in my 56 Chevy. I am upgrading to Halogen headlights using relays. Should I use a 20 or 30 amp fused circuit and is the wire gage in the in the update series ok or should I increase the size? If an increase is needed, what gage do you recommend?

Thanks, Chris



It depends on the draw of you lamps, if just normal halogens, you really don't need any relay or heavier wiring. The switch we supply is an upgraded unit, and the wiring is already stepped up. The enhancement relays were generally a band aide for an old system.

Donny




 
CB56 
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CB56
Loc: Camarillo,CA
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04-13-17 10:21 AM - Post#2686467    
    In response to aawtech

Thanks Donny, I am just using standard halogens (H6024). I just wanted to make sure so that there were no issues going forward. You just saved me a little work.

Thanks, Chris



 
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