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Need to find a constant 12v power supply.

I am installing a recon extreme light bar and I need a constant hot 12v power supply. I have it all wired up on the 7 way plug on the rear but I am in need of a power supply. They say to use one coming off the ignition or a accessory terminal. I don't have the up fitter switch's, so I was just wondering what wire I need to tap into.

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Why not the battery?



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I have it wired into the hot wire on the 7 way plug but it's not hot. Is there something I need to do. I will have to go out later and try using the battery and see if I can get it to work.

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I'd get the upfitters and the wiring harness, install that, then you can control all kinds of add ons took me 20 minutes to install it in my truck.

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The 7way is only key on hot



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the upfitters are only key on hot also
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I ended up just wiring it up straight to the battery. I had to take the original tailgate bar back because it didn't work. Got the new one installed and I don't have it hard wired up yet just the hot going to the battery, just to make sure it works. I'll get picture's up when I get it all done. Thanks for the help

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