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Old 11 December 2012, 16:08   #1
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Halogen 5 x 55W Light Bar for A Frame

Hi All,

First post on here!

I have just purchased a rib, I have added a fish finder and now I would like to add a Light Bar to my A Frame. ( can be found here - 2009 Tribal wakeboard tower 5 light bar 149.95 )

I would just like to know what cable would I need & how easy it would be to connect up?

Can I join them onto the Nav Light cable or is the cable too small?

I can run the cable through the A frame & through my hull.

I currently have a switch panel, would it be possible to wire them in with the Nav Lights? To switch on and off on the same switch.

The lights will generally only be used when the engine is running.

Any information would be great! Thank You!

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Old 11 December 2012, 16:15   #2
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4x55=210w 210/12=18Amps, I doubt very much that your nav light cable would be upto it.
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Thought so, would I just have to run new cables? Could you advise on the best cable to use?
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Thought so, would I just have to run new cables? Could you advise on the best cable to use?
Marine grade tinned copper strand, 2.5mm2 will do nicely.
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Figures are slightly wrong PD as I see it .. even so its gonna melt anything Ive used on a boat .. and then youve got to power it
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Marine grade tinned copper strand, 2.5mm2 will do nicely.
Fantastic Thank You!

Do you know, Can I run this straight to the battery & have a little switch in the battery compartment? It does not need to be on my console to be honest as they will only be used every now and again.

Thanks for your help!
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Doh!! typo, should be 220 not 210, I used the correct figures in the maths though, 18.3A
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Oh for fecks sake, not only can't I add up, I can't feckin read

Try again 5x55=275w 275/12=22.9A call it 23, I'd be tempted to go up a size in cable from the 2.5mm.
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Oh for fecks sake, not only can't I add up, I can't feckin read

Try again 5x55=275w 275/12=22.9A call it 23, I'd be tempted to go up a size in cable from the 2.5mm.
Ha Ha Ha

I have just checked my battery

It is a Numax Marine MV26MF 100Ah C20

Will this be ok?
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