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How do I wire Flexible Marine LED Strips?

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spes

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Post Sat Nov 05, 2011 6:20 am

Hello,
I plan on installing some Flexible Marine LED Strips on my aluminum boat.
I will probably install 4 lights up front and 4 lights ing the back. Each group on a switch.

I was wondering if this is the correct wiring diagram?

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I will be using LED strips not neon tubes.. i just hijacked the picture icon_lol.gif
Also I take it the ground would go back to the battery.
If this is the correct way,,, do people tap/splice into a main run or use bus bars to connect short runs to main run?

Thanks,
bad venge

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Post Sat Nov 05, 2011 7:33 am

correct way to wire ...
some aluminum boats have the negitive cable grounded to the boat if this is the case you can connect the negative to the boat if not you need to run back to the battey
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Post Sat Nov 05, 2011 8:48 am

Thanks for the reply,

I do know you should NEVER use the boat as your ground. The electrolysis will eat your boat!
But I was wondering how people branch off a run in a marine enviroment?
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Post Sat Nov 05, 2011 3:04 pm

The PONTOON boats around here are grounded, and you can tie into the metal to complete the circuit

In my dads fiberglass boat I ran one line from the battery to a terminal strips with 12 terminals to use for negative connections
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