Need some wiring/lighting help

Discussion in 'Mechanic and Repair' started by srl28, Jul 11, 2007.

  1. srl28

    srl28 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,177

    We have a set of Nova strobes mounted near the brakelights of our freightliner dump. I ran the wires to the cab and into the powerpack/box thing. Now for the life of me (and I am for some reason horrible with electrical like this :hammerhead: ) I cant get a switch to be wired properly to shut them off. I have power as I can get them on and all, but without a switch, can't shut em off. Can anyone provide some hints or tips or even a simple diagram that may help. Nova was little help BTW Thanks:waving:
  2. khouse

    khouse LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,465

    Buy a single pole single throw toggle switch (spst)
    There will be two terminals on the switch.
    Hook the wire from your power to either one of the terminals.
    Then hook the light wire to the other.
    Flip the switch and that's it.
  3. srl28

    srl28 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,177

    Thanks, but there are the two power wires, red and black, and on the power box, three wires, red,black, white. I know I sound like a moron but I think I've tried every thing I know. Thanks khouse I'll see what I can do.
  4. fixer67

    fixer67 LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,098

    Maybe this will help. It is the way the I have always wired them.

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  5. srl28

    srl28 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,177

    Perfect!!! Thats what I needed. I'll try that and let you know. Pics to follow of course! Assuming I figure it out Ha

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