Electrical Wiring Help Needed

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  1. DFWBo

    DFWBo Been here awhile

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    Hi everyone and TIA. Hope this is in the right place I'm looking for some advice on how to use a switch I just purchased, I have no electrical know how :ear

    I'm trying to install some additional fog lights. I plan to utilize the PDM60 feature of a Ground activated circuit. From the PDM instructions, "GROUND TRIGGER - BLUE WIRE
    The Ground Trigger (GT) wire responds to any ground signal. Upon detection of an electrical ground signal on the GT, any/all circuits assigned a GT activation mode will go live. This feature is great for switching high amperage loads on/off, without the use of relays. The GT can control multiple circuits simultaneously. Simply connect the blue GT wire to any switch that leads to ground, and you can easily switch all GT activated circuits on/off."

    And I'd like to use this switch to activate the circuit:
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    Here are the instructions for the switch
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    Can I just use the blue wire from the white and black connectors? White side to ground and black side to the PDM60?

    I appreciate any advice!
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  2. DFWBo

    DFWBo Been here awhile

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  3. RocketMoto

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    *IF* you are not using the new switch for anything other than activating the ground trigger on the PDM60, I'd snip off the white connector.

    Using Posi-lock connectors, connect the yellow switch wire to ground, and the blue switch wire to the PDM60's blue wire. Insulate the black wire with a piece of tape or shrink tubing. The black headlight connector and wires are unused.

    Normally, the yellow wire has the bike's +12 volt power to the switch and the blue wire (which actually goes to two places) would supply power to the headlight and taillight when the switch is flipped on. In this case, you're switching ground to the PDM60 via the yellow and blue wires, rather than +12 volts.

    You'll need to program the PDM60 circuits that you want to use for 'ground trigger'. I'd do this before you connect the main battery power to the PDM60.

    Hope that makes sense.
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  4. DFWBo

    DFWBo Been here awhile

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    Makes sense, thanks. It is one of the early PDM60s...came with a circuit configured for ground switch. Plan to use that one.

    Thanks RocketMoto...I purchased it from you!

    DFWBo
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  5. RocketMoto

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