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    Lightbulb wiring in a megaphone - does the line need 2 be fused???

    Strage question i know but my m8 is a strange bloke and he wanted a megaphone under the hood so he can scare the sh** outta ppl when he's driving round town. im wiring it in 4 him know how 2 do that (switch and line straight from battery to megaphone wires, its 12v so its straight forward) just need 2 know if the line needs 2 b fused (like a sub power cable) and also if im wrong about the power requirements would it be possible to step or limit the power with some basic electronics (i cant b arsed wiring this bloody thing in all day as the space to work in is tiny) so that the megaphone can use it with out problem.

    many thanks (cause i know im a pain in the arse, everytime i post on here i have a problem)
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    Quote Originally Posted by rhinoofstockton
    Strage question i know but my m8 is a strange bloke and he wanted a megaphone under the hood so he can scare the sh** outta ppl when he's driving round town. im wiring it in 4 him know how 2 do that (switch and line straight from battery to megaphone wires, its 12v so its straight forward) just need 2 know if the line needs 2 b fused (like a sub power cable) and also if im wrong about the power requirements would it be possible to step or limit the power with some basic electronics (i cant b arsed wiring this bloody thing in all day as the space to work in is tiny) so that the megaphone can use it with out problem.

    many thanks (cause i know im a pain in the arse, everytime i post on here i have a problem)
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    I can see nothing but good things to come of this idea....
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    Quote Originally Posted by rhinoofstockton
    Strage question i know but my m8 is a strange bloke and he wanted a megaphone under the hood so he can scare the sh** outta ppl when he's driving round town. im wiring it in 4 him know how 2 do that (switch and line straight from battery to megaphone wires, its 12v so its straight forward) just need 2 know if the line needs 2 b fused (like a sub power cable) and also if im wrong about the power requirements would it be possible to step or limit the power with some basic electronics (i cant b arsed wiring this bloody thing in all day as the space to work in is tiny) so that the megaphone can use it with out problem.

    many thanks (cause i know im a pain in the arse, everytime i post on here i have a problem)
    rhino_of_stockton
    Couldn't hurt to fuse it just to be on the save side. Sounds like a good time in the making though...

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    he he he he...I had one of those on my 83 tercel hatchback--LOADS of fun.

    Yes, you need to put a fuse in there, for no other reason than to prevent a fire if the wire get's shorted.
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    Any time you wire something to the battery it needs a fuse. There must be a fuse between the battery and everything. Why?

    If the wire shorts out, you could melt the wire, and at the worst, blow the battery.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jahntassa
    Any time you wire something to the battery it needs a fuse. There must be a fuse between the battery and everything. Why?

    If the wire shorts out, you could melt the wire, and at the worst, blow the battery.
    I think the worst could be your car catching fire with you inside.
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