Author Topic: 12v car headlight floating fishing light  (Read 1950 times)

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12v car headlight floating fishing light
« on: July 01, 2014, 12:06:30 PM »
I bought this light and noted that it only has a 8' cable which means I can only get about 4 to 6 feet from the bank. i'd like to get out further, it has a 5 amp fuse on it. I wonder if I an just get some #6 wire and extend it. How far might I go before I blow a fuse.

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Re: 12v car headlight floating fishing light
« Reply #1 on: July 01, 2014, 12:40:59 PM »
16 gauge will get you about 25 feet of length with a slight loss in bulb brightness and you will not blow a fuse unless you wire it wrong because the bulb will (due to resistance in wire) get and use a little less power...though the fish with bifocals may notice ,they will still come into the light. I don't question nor know of the legality of fishing with a light in your area.

16 gauge wire is chosen by me as it is usually the size in that old weedwacker cord that you saved for something and now would be a good time to use it.