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Old 11-21-2016, 05:12 PM
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How do people, connect together all their instrument light wires?

I have twin engines and a dozen instrument lights in total.

Most of the wires are AWG 18 LED lighting and about 1 foot long.

How do I connect these all together to a power source?
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"daisy-chained"

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Thanks. The wires are 18WG and connect to the individual instruments via Molex type plugs.

Is there a way for me to daisy chain with these?

edit: Example in this picture. Different gauge by same manufaturer.

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/KUS-Oil-P...item4acc92cd7b
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Yes, just daisy chain the light circuit together on the back side of each molex plug.
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Originally Posted by 270Handiman View Post
Yes, just daisy chain the light circuit together on the back side of each molex plug.
How do you do that?

I've never worked with molex plugs before
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Are there wires on the back side of the plugs? That's where you would splice. You wouldn't mess with the plugs.
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Originally Posted by 270Handiman View Post
Are there wires on the back side of the plugs? That's where you would splice. You wouldn't mess with the plugs.
Thanks, that makes sense. I've bought a bunch of adhesive heat shrink crimp sleeves.

Now I just need a cunning plan to secure them so they don't vibrate or anything.
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Use these with female connectors.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B000N...UdL&ref=plSrch
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Originally Posted by Stickbo View Post
I've gone for 2-1, crimp joiners with adhesive heat shrink insulation. I think that will be nice and tidy.

https://www.delcity.net/store/Sealed...ctors/p_802080

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