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#12484543 - 10/30/17 01:02 PM LED Light Wiring Q.
Der Vorsteher Offline
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I just got a new bow panel for my boat and there is a Skeeter Emblem on it that lights up. I wired in the LED light and it won't come on, the running lights still come on, what am I doing wrong? I know the light works because I can touch the wires directly to the battery and it lights up.
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#12484672 - 10/30/17 02:50 PM Re: LED Light Wiring Q. [Re: Der Vorsteher]
Cast Offline
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Reverse polarity
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#12484700 - 10/30/17 03:12 PM Re: LED Light Wiring Q. [Re: Der Vorsteher]
04champ Offline
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how about a picture? maybe some voltage measurements?

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#12484830 - 10/30/17 04:55 PM Re: LED Light Wiring Q. [Re: Der Vorsteher]
Bob Landry Offline
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Wire the polarity correctly. If there isa red wire coming out of the LED, it goes to +12V.
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#12484949 - 10/30/17 06:42 PM Re: LED Light Wiring Q. [Re: Der Vorsteher]
scruboak Offline
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Test lights work wonders to hook things up right.

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#12484997 - 10/30/17 07:32 PM Re: LED Light Wiring Q. [Re: Der Vorsteher]
LakeForkBoatAccessories Offline
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Man I gotta see this. Do you know if it is the emblem in the new 2018 Sweeter FX?
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#12485283 - 10/30/17 11:24 PM Re: LED Light Wiring Q. [Re: scruboak]
Flippin-Out Offline
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Originally Posted By: scruboak
Test lights work wonders to hook things up right.


A simple test light is typically incandescent. These are NOT polarity sensitive. It works if you get one wire connected to each of the + and - supply terminals. Which wire to the + or - just doesn't matter.

LEDs ARE POLARITY SENSITIVE. You must get the correct + wire from the LED module connected to the + of the supply for the LED to work. You probably have them connected in reverse.


Edited by Flippin-Out (10/30/17 11:25 PM)

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#12485289 - 10/30/17 11:32 PM Re: LED Light Wiring Q. [Re: Flippin-Out]
R-U LIT Offline
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Originally Posted By: Flippin-Out
Originally Posted By: scruboak
Test lights work wonders to hook things up right.


A simple test light is typically incandescent. These are NOT polarity sensitive. It works if you get one wire connected to each of the + and - supply terminals. Which wire to the + or - just doesn't matter.

LEDs ARE POLARITY SENSITIVE. You must get the correct + wire from the LED module connected to the + of the supply for the LED to work. You probably have them connected in reverse.


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#12485344 - 10/31/17 05:35 AM Re: LED Light Wiring Q. [Re: R-U LIT]
Stump jumper Offline
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Originally Posted By: R-U LIT
Originally Posted By: Flippin-Out
Originally Posted By: scruboak
Test lights work wonders to hook things up right.


A simple test light is typically incandescent. These are NOT polarity sensitive. It works if you get one wire connected to each of the + and - supply terminals. Which wire to the + or - just doesn't matter.

LEDs ARE POLARITY SENSITIVE. You must get the correct + wire from the LED module connected to the + of the supply for the LED to work. You probably have them connected in reverse.


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#12486060 - 10/31/17 01:51 PM Re: LED Light Wiring Q. [Re: Der Vorsteher]
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.....and often, the led + is black. And the - is a different color.
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