Post by charliemyers on Sept 9, 2018 12:10:27 GMT -8
I understand that trailer lights are grounded through the base & attachment screws touching the aluminum skin, but in the interest of a more reliable ground, I’ve run ground wires for each of my lights on the outside of the camper. But on the VTS LED Teardrop lights, I’m not real sure where to connect a ground wire without damaging the circuit board. Ant thoughts?
I hope that these photos work...if not I’ll fix them tomorrow. Thanks! Edit: pictures didn’t work. I can’t get the correct URL on this device. I’ll fix ‘em tomorrow.
Post by roadtripper on Sept 10, 2018 6:00:50 GMT -8
I had the same thoughts and I THINK this is what I did. I had already run the extra ground wire to each location so I crimped a small connector to the wire and put it under one of the 3 attachment screws on the new vts teardrop lights. The lights are great by the way.
I ran into this problem as well and at the time wondered if/when someone else would.
Perhaps there was a good reason for doing so, but instead of using a common #6-32 stainless machine screw to fasten the cap to the base, the VTS light uses a very hard to find #6-40 stainless screw. After many hours of scouring the web I found some from Fastenal that just work, but do so quite well.
Fastenal part #0174037, #6-40 x 1-1/8" Slotted Drive Pan Head Grade 18-8 Stainless Steel Machine Screw
and part #0170984, #6-40 18-8 Stainless Steel Machine Screw Nuts.
Post by roadtripper on Sept 11, 2018 6:12:29 GMT -8
Nice job rin tin. And great pictures. Now I remember I just fastened the extra wire to the skin right behind the fixture. I also remember I had used rigid insulation and getting the wires tucked back in was hard. Leaving a 2 square inch void in the rigid there would help.