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Old 12-09-2009, 08:51 AM
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Connecting Multiple Relays?

Thanks to "JoeG" ( ) I have resolved my issue with the remote switch, activating the relay - grounding issue, so now I'm like a kid with a match and a bag of bottle rockets! How far can I go?

I'm working on the final wiring of my Keyless Entry System, from AutoLoc (KL400) and my question is "Is it possible or unwise to use the power source lead (terminal 86 or 30 on the relay) to connect to another relay?"

I was contemplating lining up the relays (a total of 4 when I'm done) on the interior side of the rear panel in my truck, next to each other, to keep all the wiring centrally located along the rear cab panel, vs under the young-man's dash! Bad idea or what? So rather than running a separate power line to each relay, can I create a circuit leading from one to the next? Thanks!

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...So rather than running a separate power line to each relay, can I create a circuit leading from one to the next? Thanks!
Sure. Just be sure that the wire is sized appropriately for the total max current draw if all are activated at the same time.
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GREAT! Thanks JoeP! They won't all be activated at once but individually and I'll be using either 12 or 14Ga wire for the hot lead wire anyway. Now I just need to finish my Reports for the morning so I can get in the Hobby shop to Play!
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