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Any one know how many amps Eaton reverse switch is good for?

Posted By Mclean Thursday, March 14, 2019 10:48 AM
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Wiring in 2 80w rev lights and a beeper.. likely use a 10amp fuse? Maybe 15..

I feel like the switch will be ok alone. But thought I'd ask.. prefer to avoid a relay. If possible..

Thanks
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two 80 watt bulbs alone exceeds 10 amps! Use a relay and heavy enough cables.
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I would agree!
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"Wiring in 2 80w rev lights and a beeper.. likely use a 10amp fuse?"

Those must be some rev lights. Headlights only use 55 to 65 watts


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51 watts each. With little scratch tone alarm did not blow through a 10 amp fuse.

I'll have to see what that switch is good for. Maybe find on net somewhere.. will report back.

From ign solenoid-fuseblock-rev switch-backup gear with 14g copper in a 3/8 split loom. Nice bright, and noisy..
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You ask for an opinion, got 3, all saying the same, what you do is up to you!
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10/4 Geoff

You're certainly right. And I absolutely appreciate all your opinions.

This is a 1966 ford n850. As I've worked through this trucks electrical, I've started to really appreciate the simplicity. Most of it was intact and no factory rev relay. Figured with the low amp led lights it was no big deal.

Ill report back with what Eaton says.. I have a feeling they're going to say it's fine with a 10 amp load.

Thanks again.
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If they are LED they will not draw 51 watts, or 80 watts, they often give the incandescent "equlvent" watts, but the LED will only draw a few amps.
I didn't know they were LEDs, I was just responding to the wattage My guess is they don't draw more than 1 to 2 amps apiece, so no need to fit a relay.
I run a 30 watt sealed beam for a back-up light and the switch handles it fine.
With LED's they like to quote wattage, but it is just advertising hype, candlepower or lumens would be an honest way to say how much light you can expect.

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