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Hard wiring a road angel

Hi everyone,

I want to hard mount my road angel into my 159, and will be using an "add a fuse" (seguryy 12V ACU Middle Standard Flat Fuses Holder: Amazon.co.uk: Car & Motorbike)

Most tutorials suggest running it off the fuse for the rear windscreen wiper, but given I don't have one, can anyone suggest a suitable alternative?

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Does it need a permanent 12v feed or just a switched feed?
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Ah sorry should have specified - I'm after a switched please as the unit turns on / off with the car.

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I have mine in a little easier. I wired in a set of USB sockets in the glove box whcih are swicthed via a relay from the back of the stereo. Then all I do is use a long USB cable run under the dash to wire in the road angel.
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Thanks Jabba,

I read somewhere that the stereo isn't switched (presumably because I can turn it on without the ignition?). I'd rather use the fuse box because I'm mounting it up next to the rear view mirror, so it's easier that way.

Are you using the official Road Angel USB cable? It says I have to use theirs because it has a 5v converter or something built in, but I'm not sure if the 2.5m cable will be long enough.

As you can tell I'm not very confident with auto electronics, but with some guidance can have a decent go at it.

Any ideas which switched fuse I could use?
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As JabawokJay says, that is "switched":
It goes on/off with the stereo when the stereo receives the on/off from the CANBus.

I used that switched +12V (from the CD-Changer DIN plug on the back of the HU)
directly for my Coyote in the 159.
(Depends on what the current draw of your road angel is.
Otherwise you can use a relay as per JabawokJay's set up.)

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