Oxford Green AU
Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: Melbourne, Victoria
Ok, if you really want to put neons in your car it's pretty simple.
All you need to do in the simplest form is run a +ve and -ve wire to the battery with a switch on the +ve line.
However, it would be very wise to include a relay, just one like used for driving lights, you can buy one from Kmart
There will be 4 connections on the relay
<b>+ve from battery</b>
The power from the battery for the neons, also put a fuse between this and the battery
<b>- ve from battery</b>
The ground reference for the relay coil, a relay is an electro mechanical switch, it uses the magnetic field from an electrical source to mechanically switch another electrical line
Use a wire tap from the Accessory Ignition wire, this means the neons will only operate when the ignition is on, to save you accidentally leaving them on during the day and flattening your battery. Also run a switch in series with this line and mount it in the cabin so you can switch on/off
<b>Output to Neons</b> The positive line to the neons, just attach the -ve wire from the neons to the chassis of the car.
To wire in more neons just attatch them in parallel with each other, that is + to + and - to -
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