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So I am a dummy when it comes to electrical stuff so bear with me....

I noticed on the fuse box there is a 20 and 10 amp accessory fuse.

Can I just use a fuse tap into one of those, ground the other wire and ta-da?

Should I use the 10a or 20a?

Are these spare fuses keyed?
 

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Basically yes. You should connect to the pre-fuse side of the fuse holder - easy to determine with a test meter after you remove the fuse.

I have heard there are some unused spaces in the fuse holder, though I have not looked.

There is a connector attached to a harness above the left rear tire that is connected to the light circuit. I used it for a license light. You could use it for your whip and have a convenient place to disconnect when you garage or trailer.

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What about the tail lights? I was told a good place to wire them is directly to the tail lights so when the are turned on with the lights, the whips come on.
 

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Chad, depends on the amp draw of your whip (s). I have 2 four footers coming in to mount on my Ace that are about 4 amps each. I personally would put them on something other than the tail light circuit.
 

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you could still trigger a relay from the taillights so it takes the main amp draw instead of the taillight circuit
 

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Chad, depends on the amp draw of your whip (s). I have 2 four footers coming in to mount on my Ace that are about 4 amps each. I personally would put them on something other than the tail light circuit.
Yow! I was just looking at fully-lighted LED whips that pull 500mA. Yeah, for 8 amps you would want a dedicated circuit or a relay. Relay may be beyond the capabilities of our OP friend.

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What about wiring these things directly to the battery and turning them on/off manually with the switch? I heard they draw such a small amount of power it's not like I'm gonna wake up to a dead battery
 

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with a fuse that would be fine, you won't have any current draw unless the are on.
Anything you add should be fuse protected regardless of where you access power.
 
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