LED tape light config, fuse, wire gauge?

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  1. Bassist58

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    I recently purchased (on ebay) a "Kitchen Cabinet Counter LED Tape Lighting 16 ft Strip SMD3528 300 LED WARM WHITE" to use as a lighting system in my shed. It is 12V, but that is all I know. I don't know how many watts or how much current.

    I plan to power it with a 12v deep cycle battery (not yet purchased).

    Now, from the battery+, I want to use a fuse (inline), a switch (spst), then the tape light and back to battery-. Is this a good config?

    If so, what fuse (amp wise) and what gauge wire (running less than 50 ft.) would be recommended?

    Thanks in advance,

    Brian

     
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  3. Bassist58

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  4. tubeguy

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    These appear to be the same items. If so, then the stated current rating is 2 amps, so a 3-4 amp fuse would work. Never go too large on a fuse!! 18 gauge lamp cord would be fine.

    Looks like you got a good deal !!
     
  5. Bassist58

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    Thank you for the info.

    I actually got a better deal than that as they sent me 2 by mistake!

    Brian
     
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