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Questions about adding USB ports and LED light strips to my car.

Questions about adding USB ports and LED light strips to my car.

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Old 11-28-15, 11:03 AM
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Questions about adding USB ports and LED light strips to my car.

So I'm thinking on buying LED strip lights and using them to light the inside of my glove box and under the dash. Now what I planned to do was have the ones for under the dash be connected to the parking lights, so they would only come on when I put the parking lights on. And then get a magnetic switch, like the ones used for home alarms, to put on the glove box and wire it to a always on line somewhere under the dash or fuse box, so when i open the glove box the button would be released thus turning on the led strip.

Now my questions are, would I need a heat sink for any of this? Resisters? Diodes? Does everything sound alright?

I don't have a lot of knowledge on electrics, but I feel like I have enough to be able to get my plan done easily. I mean I did figure out how to correctly wire and install my after market automatic locks correctly.

Thanks!
 

Last edited by AllanJJ; 11-28-15 at 11:59 AM.
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Old 11-28-15, 11:08 AM
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Opps and completely missed the part about adding USB ports. So my plan with that was to order USB Soldering connectors, 3amp fuses, fuse holders, and normal wire. I was then going to solder the wire to the USB connectors, and then find a hot wire under the dash that's only on with the key in the ignition, then connect the wire to that, put the fuse holder and fuse somewhere in the middle of that wire, and then find a ground somewhere. I would be adding 4 ports total to the car, 2 in the front and 2 in the back and was thinking just 1 fuse (3amp) for each pair. Questions for this are do I need to add any resistors or anything to this? Voltage too high? or is that was the fuse is for? Thanks again!
 
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