Wire new lights

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  1. johnnyboyloco2500

    johnnyboyloco2500 Light Load Member

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    So what is best way to add and wire extra lights and what gauge of wire is best?
    Better to wire it and put plastic looms around it? or is there some were to buy it like all made up and wrapped like a extension cord .
     
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  3. 86scotty

    86scotty Road Train Member

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    What kind of lights are we talking about?
     
  4. Goodysnap

    Goodysnap Road Train Member

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    Dont mess with plastic split loom. Buy the jacketed 2 wire. Much better abrasion resistance all by itself.
     
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  5. lester

    lester Road Train Member

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    I buy new extension cords and use them to wire lights. Cheap and well insulated from abrasion
     
  6. jamespmack

    jamespmack Road Train Member

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    Correct way is to determine amp draw of each light in circuit to determine wire Guage.
     
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