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Light for Life 5.11 Tactical Series Hardwiring Instructions

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  • Page 1 Hardwiring Instructions TAC5378_LFL_VehicleInstall_Rev.indd 1 9/3/10 10:58 AM...
  • Page 2: Important Notice

    This product requires very low resistance connections. Most rechargeable products do not require the same low resistance connections because their power consumption is very low during charging. The 5.11 Light for Life charges ® at 65 watts, and it is very important to follow these directions.
  • Page 3 Do not use multiple butt connectors on a single run of wire. The base positive wire should exist on its own fuse. Do not share power with other devices. 5.11 Light For Life Hardwiring Instructions ® TAC5378_LFL_VehicleInstall_Rev.indd 3 9/3/10 10:58 AM...
  • Page 4 (1) – #18 AWG ¼” stud ring terminal. National Standard Parts part number ML116-14 (1) – #14 AWG #8 stud spade terminal. National Standard Parts part number ML214-08 5.11 Light For Life Hardwiring Instructions ® TAC5378_LFL_VehicleInstall_Rev.indd 4 9/3/10 10:58 AM...
  • Page 5 7. #14 AWG #8 stud spade terminal. National Standard Parts part number ML214-08 8. Butane torch or heat gun for heating solder and heat shrink 9. #14 AWG primary wire for extended installation wire runs. 5.11 Light For Life Hardwiring Instructions ® TAC5378_LFL_VehicleInstall_Rev.indd 5 9/3/10 10:58 AM...
  • Page 6: Installation Instructions

    Please follow these steps to hardwire the base into your vehicle. It is very important that these installation instructions are followed and all provided and recommended equipment is used. 1. Disconnect the Light For Life base from the vehicle’s ® cigarette receptacle if it is currently installed.
  • Page 7 After it has cooled, pull lightly on the wires to ensure a reliable connection. b. Insert one end of the in-line fuse holder wire into a #14 5.11 Light For Life Hardwiring Instructions ® TAC5378_LFL_VehicleInstall_Rev.indd 7...
  • Page 8 #14 AWG primary wire to the negative base wire using a #14 AWG to #18 AWG step-down butt connector. Crimp and heat this connection until the heat shrink has closed around 5.11 Light For Life Hardwiring Instructions ® TAC5378_LFL_VehicleInstall_Rev.indd 8...
  • Page 9 18. Do not splice into existing ground or power wires. 19. Do not share crimp connectors with any other device. 20. Do not use multiple butt connectors on a single run of wire. 5.11 Light For Life Hardwiring Instructions ®...
  • Page 10 The base may be damaged. Please call the service center. 26. After verifying that the base functions properly, do the following: a. Put the flashlight in the base and wait until the LED turns solid blue. 5.11 Light For Life Hardwiring Instructions ® TAC5378_LFL_VehicleInstall_Rev.indd 10 9/3/10 10:58 AM...
  • Page 11 Leave the flashlight in the base for four hours. This will allow the flashlight time to maintain proper condition of the cells and will maintain the best performance with the flashlight. 5.11 Light For Life Hardwiring Instructions ® TAC5378_LFL_VehicleInstall_Rev.indd 11...
  • Page 12 5.11 Tactical 4300 Spyres Way Modesto, CA, USA, 95356 www.511Tactical.com Copyright © 2010, 5.11 Tactical, All rights reserved Light For Life Service Center Numbers: ® USA Call: 1-888-511-4LFL (4535), Europe Call: +46 40 467 388 TAC5378 Rev 9.10 TAC5378_LFL_VehicleInstall_Rev.indd 12...