Outrigger Outdoors Building Block Wire Harness (EXPLAINED)

Building Block Wire Harness -

Outrigger Outdoors Building Block Wire Harness (EXPLAINED)

One of the most cumbersome parts of setting up lights on a boat - whether it be for flounder gigging, bowfishing, or bully netting - is wiring. We've created a plug and play system that makes wiring your boat lights a breeze, and that system is called our Building Block Wire Harness. 

Building Block Wire Harness

Control Leads

Control Dial
Tee Connector for Control Lead
Control Dial Extension Lead
Foot Control Switch

Complete Control Lead System Example

Example 1 - Control Multiple Lights on 1 Control Dial
Example 2 - Control Multiple Lights on 1 Foot Control Switch

Power Leads

Power Cord Extension Lead
Power Cord Lead with Battery Terminals
Tee Connector for Power Cord
Power Cord Junction Hook Up

Complete Power Lead System Example

Example 1 - Power Up to 6 Lights on 1 Battery, with 1 Main Power Lead
Example 2 - Power Up to 6 Lights on 6 Power Supplies, with 1 Main Power Lead

Current Wiring Problems:

  • Loose crimps can cause poor, inconsistent connections.
  • Wire nuts are an absolute no-no for marine use (literally forbidden by the American Boat and Yacht Council). 
  • Connection joints that aren't insulated well will corrode over time
  • A small cut in wiring can cause an entire section of wire to be replaced and re-wired.
  • A marine electrician or installer can take a lot of time and money.

One of the leading causes of lights and accessories to malfunction on a boat is due to wiring - and these problems seem to expose themselves in the least opportune times. 

Our Solution to Make Wiring Your Lights a Breeze:

  • A plug and play "building block" wire harness, with injection-molded water tight connections.
  • Easy for anyone to install within minutes, no electrician needed. 
  • Connect multiple lights together to control on 1 dial and/or be powered by 1 main power lead.  
  • Avoid those wiring headaches and wire an entire boat with lights like a professional in less than 5 minutes. 

The building block wire harness is compatible with Swamp Eye® HD Lights and our Swamp Eye® Gen2X Light Bars

Building Block Wire Harness

The building block wire harness consists of control leads and power leads. The control leads include a control dial, tee connector, control dial extension lead, and a foot control switch. The power leads have two sizing options: single light use and up to 6 lights at a time use. The difference in these is one wire will run 1 light while the other option is sized to supply power to up to 6 lights (larger AWG wire). The power leads include power cord extension leads, power cord leads with battery terminals, and a power cord junction hook up.

Control Leads


Control Dial

  • Turns lights on and off instantaneously, adjusts color of lights from warm white (2000k) to cool white (6000k) and anywhere in-between. 
  • Universal mounting with option of using 3M adhesive backing and/or screw/rivet tabs.
  • Here's the control dial product page.

Control Dial

    Tee Connector for Control Lead

    • Serves as connection point to hook lights into, allowing users to control multiple lights on 1 single dial.
    • We recommend purchasing one less tee connector than the total number of Swamp Eye® HD Lights or Swamp Eye® Gen2X Light Bars you have. 
    • Here's the Tee Connector for Control Lead product page.
        Tee Connector for Control Dial
        Here are 3 examples, showing some of the most common wiring setup options:

        Example 1 - ALL ON 1 DIAL

        • If you have 8 lights and want to run them on 1 dial, you will need 7 tee connectors.
        • The 7th (last) tee connector will have two lights connected to it.
          • This saves you from buying one extra tee connector and also ensures there are no open plugs. 
        Example 2 - SPLIT LEFT SIDE ON 1 DIAL, RIGHT SIDE ON 1 DIAL

        • If you have 8 lights and want to run the left side on one dial, the right side on another dial (split 4 and 4), you will need 3 tee connectors for the left side and 3 tee connectors for the right side.
        • The 3rd tee connector on each side will have two lights plugged into it.
        • You will need a total of 6 tee connectors for this setup. 
        Example 3 - FRONT ON 1 DIAL, REAR ON 1 DIAL

        • If you have 6 lights in the front of the boat you want to run on 1 dial and 2 lights in the rear of the boat you want to run on 1 dial, then you will need 5 tees for the front and 1 tee in the back.
        • A total of 6 tees for this setup.
        If you aren't sure which method you want to go, just order 1 less tee connector than you have lights and you'll be set for any of these options. 

            Control Dial Extension Lead

            • Currently available in 28-inch sections with water-tight injection molded plugs on each end of the marine grade insulated wire. 
            • Can be used for extending the length of wire on a control dial or for going between tee connectors to space lights apart. 
            • Generally speaking, most boats require one control dial extension lead for each light. This allows you to mount your lights approx. 28 inches apart from each other.
            • Here's the control dial extension lead product page
              Control Dial Extension Lead

              Foot Control Switch

              • Ideal for bowfishing light sensitive fish.
              • Instantaneously turns lights on when foot switch is pressed, lights turn off as soon as foot switch is released. 
              • Has memory, so color temperature setting the lights are set to will stay the same. 
              • The tee connector that comes with the foot control switch is unique to the foot control switch only and cannot be used anywhere else in the building block wire harness. (the control dial is not included, you can use the control dial that comes with your lights)
              • Here's the foot control switch product page. (NOT CURRENTLY AVAILABLE - COMING SOON!)
                Foot Control Switch

                Complete Control Lead System Example

                 

                Example 1 - Control Multiple Lights on 1 Control Dial
                How to Run Multiple Lights on One Control Dial
                Example 2 - Control Multiple Lights on 1 Foot Control Switch
                Control Multiple Lights on One Foot Control Switch

                Power Leads

                Power Cord Extension Lead

                • Available in 38-inch lengths, available in two sizes: single light or up to 6 lights. 
                • Single Light Power Lead Option - sized to supply power to one single light.
                • Up to 6 Light Power Lead Option - sized to supply power for up to 6 lights. (NOT CURRENTLY AVAILABLE - COMING SOON!)
                • The difference in the two power lead options is the AWG of the wire.
                  • Do NOT attempt to power more than one light with the single power lead option and do NOT attempt to power more than 6 lights with the Up to 6 Light Power Lead Option. 
                • Here's the power cord extension lead product page.

                 

                Power Cord Extension Lead

                Power Cord Lead with Battery Terminals

                • Available in 38-inch lengths, available in two sizes: single light or up to 6 lights. 
                • Single Light Power Lead with Battery Terminals Option - sized to supply power to one single light on battery.
                • Up to 6 Light Power Lead with Battery Terminals Option - sized to supply power for up to 6 lights on battery. (NOT CURRENTLY AVAILABLE - COMING SOON!)
                • The difference in the two power lead battery terminal options is the AWG of the wire.
                  • Do NOT attempt to power more than one light with the single power lead option and do NOT attempt to power more than 6 lights with the Up to 6 light power lead option. 
                • Here's the power cord lead with battery terminals product page.

                Power Cord Lead with Battery Terminals

                Tee Connector for Power Cord

                • Serves as connection point to run up to 6 lights on one main power cord lead wire.
                • Helps clean up wiring by having one main power lead running to 6 lights instead of having 6 individual power leads.

                  Tee Connector for Power Cord

                  • Sized to power no more than 6 Swamp Eye® HD Lights or Swamp Eye® Gen2X Light Bars. 
                    • If you need to power more lights, we recommend splitting the lights on different sets of main power leads. 
                    • Example - 6 Light Setup
                      Use 5 tee connectors for power cord, the 5th tee connector will have 2 lights plugged into it.
                    • Example - 8 Light Setup
                      Split the lights 4 and 4 or 6 and 2 or any other combination so there are no more than 6 lights connected together on one main power lead. 
                    • Example - 12 Light Setup
                      Split the lights 6 and 6 so there are 2 main power leads and a total of 10 tee connectors for power cord. 
                  • Here's the tee connector for power cord product page. (NOT CURRENTLY AVAILABLE - COMING SOON!)

                  Power Cord Junction Hook Up

                  • Serves as a connection point to plug up to 6 power supplies into to supply power to up to 6 lights. This allows you to mount your power supplies in a concealed place under your deck and only have 1 single power wire to run to your lights. 
                  • Sized to power no more than 6 Swamp Eye® HD Lights or Swamp Eye® Gen2X Light Bars. 
                  • Here's the power cord junction hook up product page. (NOT CURRENTLY AVAILABLE - COMING SOON!)

                    Power Cord Junction Hook Up

                    Complete Power Lead System Example

                     

                    Example 1 - Power Up to 6 Lights on 1 Battery, with 1 Main Power Lead
                    Power Up to 6 Lights on 1 Battery Terminal
                    Example 2 - Power Up to 6 Lights on 6 Power Supplies, with 1 Main Power Lead
                    Power Multiple Lights on Multiple Power Supplies with 1 Main Power Lead

                    Leave a comment

                    Please note, comments must be approved before they are published