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LED Light Wiring Q. #12484543
10/30/17 06:02 PM
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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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Re: LED Light Wiring Q. [Re: Der Vorsteher] #12484672
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Reverse polarity


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Re: LED Light Wiring Q. [Re: Der Vorsteher] #12484700
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how about a picture? maybe some voltage measurements?

Re: LED Light Wiring Q. [Re: Der Vorsteher] #12484830
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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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Re: LED Light Wiring Q. [Re: Der Vorsteher] #12484949
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Test lights work wonders to hook things up right.

Re: LED Light Wiring Q. [Re: Der Vorsteher] #12484997
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Re: LED Light Wiring Q. [Re: scruboak] #12485283
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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.

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Re: LED Light Wiring Q. [Re: Flippin-Out] #12485289
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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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Re: LED Light Wiring Q. [Re: R-U LIT] #12485344
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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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Re: LED Light Wiring Q. [Re: Der Vorsteher] #12486060
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.....and often, the led + is black. And the - is a different color.


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