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Old 11 February 2011, 17:45   #1
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I have just bought myself a twin fog horn. Everything is there except wiring and switch!! I am no electrician and always give it 'respect' so I am looking for some assistance as to the best way/method of connecting this piece of equipment.
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Old 11 February 2011, 17:50   #2
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If the amps are big you're going to need a relay and a waterproof 12v push button. More than that I dunno...

At least now folks will know when you're coming
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Old 11 February 2011, 18:15   #3
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If the amps are big you're going to need a relay
Fix the relay in a dry place - you won't want that baby sticking 'on'

Check the current rating of the horn(s) and make sure you run the right size cable from the relay to the horn(s): tinned cable is good.
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If you know nothing of electrical stuff like me, I can send up the Wife and Teenage Daughter if you like. They make one hec of a twin tone fog horn You'll just have to feed and water them.
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Thanks guys. Willk & DHD they gave me a relay with it so I suppose I better use it although e-How suggest I can run it direct from batter terms with 15amp fuse and 14 guage tinned wire. Any further thoughts as to the best way?
Andy I have a wife, daughter in law and grand daughter that can fill the same role as your female relations but thanks for the offer
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Use the relay, the high amps will quickly kill the switch off.
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Use the relay, the high amps will quickly kill the switch off.
Relays are a good idea to protect switches, but to keep it simple would seem the best way to go.

If you use a Carling switch which are rated to 10 amps please see the link below;

http://www.mudstuff.co.uk/Carling_Switches.shtml

I bought some from these guys.

I very much doubt that the Fog horn will be any where near 10 amps.

Hopefully this may help.

Correction:

OOOP's is it 15 amp......smoking carling switch!!!!!
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does your fog horn sound every two minutes or do you need to flick the switch?
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Relays are a good idea to protect switches, but to keep it simple would seem the best way to go.

If you use a Carling switch which are rated to 10 amps please see the link below;

http://www.mudstuff.co.uk/Carling_Switches.shtml

I bought some from these guys.

I very much doubt that the Fog horn will be any where near 10 amps.

Hopefully this may help.

Correction:

OOOP's is it 15 amp......smoking carling switch!!!!!

Thanks Burtox that info was good. I have looked the site and it says that Condura 11 switches are all rated 20 amps so I will go the easy way.
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does your fog horn sound every two minutes or do you need to flick the switch?
Hi neil I would have to flick the switch

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