Sorry...Question wasn't to you. Was just asking the OP what what his lights were so I could give him a minimum wire/fuse recommendation.yes I do, why you ask? I trying to understand the real meaning of your question. To be quite honest, sounds a bit condescending.
you always want to run a little heavier than what it calls for. Not what the light fixture has either, what is reconmended by a wiring & amp chart. Then bump it up to the next size. Its always safer, no risk of hot wires that could end up with a viking funnel. Electrical isnt one to take short cuts on. I watched a boat on the water smoke and melted the electrical all because the owner done it 1/2 azz and took shortcuts all because he wanted to save money. Them types are dumb azz'sThanks donarkie that helps a lot, however you said you ran 10 ga wires for your lights is that nessecary with 24v the wires coming out of the lights looks like 18 ga
you sure the 10 amp fuse breaker panel will work?, You should look at the wiring chart & amp chart , once you determan your wiring size & amperage then look into what size fuses to use. Buying something because it has switches & fuses labled marine dont mean its the right for your application. Most of them were design for navigation lights, bilge pump and other accessories. Look into a unverisal fuse panel, then again once YOU determan your proper size wiring for the amps then you can determan your correct fuse size. I went with a unversial fuse panel, once I determan MY amp draw & correct wire size (which I bumped up to the next size) I knew what was my correct fuse size was. Fuses are typically made for single time use only, it is design for over-current protection.........it's function to stop electricity from flowing to a particular component of the system by creating an open circuit as a result of an unsafe electrical condition. Like I said earlier in a post I watched a boat smoke and melt the complete electric all because it wasn't done correctly. He was lucky it didnt catch the fuel tanks on fire.They're 50 watt lights, I found a switch panel with 10 amp breakers going to each light, I'm using 16 ga wire, I figured that would suffice because the wire on the light is like an 18 or 20 ga, hopefully that'll be enough