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Old 01-06-2015, 09:03 PM   #127
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I posted on another topic about 12 lines down this list on "Emergency lights on your A/S trailer with no tow vehicle" a unit that I constructed. Photos, parts and wiring are shown. The unusual aspect was the LED running lights required a special LED rated flasher as the newer A/S trailers have. Just completed a 2500 mile journey and now have covers to place over the tail lights to reduce the annoying brightness from them.
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Old 01-06-2015, 09:12 PM   #128
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I see this turn on the running lights device as an emergency device if I have to leave the trailer beside the road after dark. The trailer batteries could power those LEDs for a week, if necessary. I have several "small" pocket sized 200 candle power flashlights to walk around with in the dark. A flasher model for the brake lights and steady "on" for the running lights would perhaps get more attention.
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Old 06-19-2015, 02:07 PM   #129
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Just tried my contraption. Perfect! No sparks, no shock. Easy peasey!
Can you show a pic of the finished piece that you wired up?
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Old 06-19-2015, 02:23 PM   #130
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Will do when I get back to the trailer Albert.
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Old 06-20-2015, 03:04 PM   #131
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I just want to say thank you for this thread, because it inspired me to attempt to power up the running lights, whereupon I was able to identify the fact that the "Charge Line" circuit breaker (power from the TV to the AS batteries) is bad. (We have not gone on a long enough trip yet to have realized that this was a problem.)
One repair and a couple of jumpers later, and I now am able to turn on the running lights steady or flashing.
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Old 06-20-2015, 03:51 PM   #132
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This is a great thread I just put a 10 amp spade fuse in and boom lights. I am going to pick up a flasher as well.
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Old 06-20-2015, 04:39 PM   #133
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This is my rally light doohickey. It is hot wired with a 10 amp fuse for lights continuously on. Pull the end cap, swap one wire and the flasher is in line. Total cost $1. Plug was on the discount shelf at West Marine as an open box/defective return. Rest of the parts were from my junk box in the garage. 💡
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This is my rally light doohickey. It is hot wired with a 10 amp fuse for lights continuously on. Pull the end cap, swap one wire and the flasher is in line. Total cost $1. Plug was on the discount shelf at West Marine as an open box/defective return. Rest of the parts were from my junk box in the garage. ��
Hi, My original light control box was made with a 10 amp fuse, but when we plugged it into a Classic with all incandescent bulbs, the fuse blew. So I changed it to a 20 amp fuse.
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This is a great thread I just put a 10 amp spade fuse in and boom lights. I am going to pick up a flasher as well.

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Hi, My original light control box was made with a 10 amp fuse, but when we plugged it into a Classic with all incandescent bulbs, the fuse blew. So I changed it to a 20 amp fuse.
Glad you posted that. I went out to double check what fuse was in my doohickey. Low and behold sometime in the last couple of years I put in a 15 amp fuse. Don't know why or when but I suppose I had a good reason (or not) at the time.
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Can you show a pic of the finished piece that you wired up?
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Hi - I think AWCHIEF's doohickey looks WAY better than mine. I could have just plugged the 10 amp blade fuse in to the 7-pin connector but I used a male 7-pin head with the 11:00 and 1:00 positions wired to a fuse receptacle. This way, instead of the (slight) chance of accidentally shocking myself, I can just slip the contraption on the trailer's connector and I'm good to go. If the fuse ever blows (never has so far) the receptacle is exposed so it's a quick swap of fuse and back in business.

But Chief's is really much cooler :-)

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I have been know to over think very simple projects. Thankfully this one was completed without having to take out another bank loan.
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