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post #6 of Old 05-21-2008 Thread Starter
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As I said... It's probably not necessary for my nav lights which have LED bulbs and use little amperage. However, my spreader lights (which it would be very nice to be able to activate from the cockpit) draw between 15 and 20 amps. On a 47 footer, the switch panel where they are connected now is bit of a run from the back of the cockpit, I'd say around 25'. I'm not sure that the load would necessitate it either, looks like I would have to use 12 AWG wire to achieve less than 10% voltage drop for that length. I guess that's not too bad.
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