How to Wire Tractor Lights

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How to Wire Tractor Lights
Tractor lights are necessary for working late during harvest. (Jupiterimages/ Images)

It's simple to wire tractor lights. The lights of a tractor utilise an array of wiring methods. Bigger tractors employ the use of a wiring system that resembles those found on cars and trucks. They can operate from the battery of the tractor. Lesser tractors utilise other reliable energy source systems in order to run the lights. These lights will only operate if the tractor's engine is smoothly operating. This type of engine uses a magnetron generator to make its lights shine.

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  • Electrical wire
  • Light switch
  • Wire strippers
  • Wire cutters

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  1. 1

    Find the coloured wires that run from the magnetron. The magnetron is positioned under the engine flywheel and uses permanent magnets. The magnets are joined to the flywheel. The generator features two independent outputs. The initial output runs active direct current. The other output is alternating current. Direct current in the generator is utilised to recharge the battery of the tractor. Alternating current output is for the power needed to run the lights of the tractor.

  2. 2

    Attach the two terminals of the light switch to the alternating current output. Join the light's initial terminal --- terminal "A" --- to terminal "B," which is the magnetron's white wire.

  3. 3

    Join terminal "A" of the first light to the tractor light. Affix terminal "B" of the tractor light to the first light. Start the engine. Switch on the light switch. The light will shine while the engine runs.

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