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    Voltage regulator

    Hello gentlemen,
    I plan on doing an led install on my boat. Is a voltage regulator necessary? If so, wich one? Also wich inline fuse will work the best?
    Thanks in advance

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    Not sure bout a regulator. Never did one on my led compartment lights. Any 15a inline automotive/marine fuse should work.

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    A voltage regulator is a good idea. The inline fuse should be rated one and a half times the total current of your led lights. If the lights are rated in watts, divide the watts by 12 to convert to amps. Here is a link to a waterproof 12 volt regulator. https://www.amazon.com/Voltage-Stabi.../dp/B06Y5JHZG2
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    How necessary is a regulator? Most LEDs are good for quite a range of voltage, but I supposed it would depend on the individual products used.

    I'd have to do a TON of rewiring to add one like in the link above---just when I thought I was done with boat work.....
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