How to Customize Your Off-Road Switch Paneluse our interactive builder to customize your metal toggle panel<
1Choose your off-road toggle panel type
To get started, off-road toggle blocks are available with your choice of 4 to 7 metal toggle switches.
You can also add an extra ignition switch: we offer a versatile 4-position key switch or a simple (ON)/OFF LED pushbutton. Keep in mind that the 3A pushbutton requires an additional relay to control any accessory.
Do your loads need breakers? Any off-road block with a key switch or pushbutton can also be fitted with breakers for each individual bat-handle toggle.
Your stainless steel faceplate will change in size and shape according to the number (and type) of switches chosen.
Now, learn about customizing each individual toggle switch.
2Choose your switches
These off-road bat-handle toggle switches are rated 20A at 12vDC and can be used to control incandescent lighting and fully resistive loads. After you’ve selected the number of switches, you get to choose their switch function (or positions).
|Maintained — ON/OFF|
|Maintained — ON/OFF/ON|
|Momentary — (ON)/OFF|
|Momentary / Maintained — (ON)/OFF/ON|
Brackets ( ) around any function term denotes momentary function as opposed to maintained function. See our tutorial on switch basics for more information.
Non-illuminated toggles with ON/OFF or (ON)/OFF switch function can come with premium aircraft missile covers. These safety flip covers are available in transparent red, transparent green, chrome, and carbon fiber. Not only do they protect your panel from accidental switching, aircraft safety covers simply look good, too.
After you’ve decided on switch function, choosing the correct main fuse comes next.
Off-Road Switch Panel Installationoff-road toggle panel wiring diagrams
Connect the red main feeder conductor to the car starter’s battery power terminal. Then, install the supplied main fuse and holder in the main feeder conductor between the starter and the switch panel input jumper stud.
Switches & Loads
Connect the positive jumpers to each switch. Then, install the output wire to your loads. Make sure your load amperages are within the rated capacity of each switch. Otherwise, use one or more relays. Use branch fuses/breakers as may be required for each switch. Wiring diagram also includes instructions for pushbutton and key switch panels.
Connect to a relay panel
Need relays? Wiring your switch panel to an MGI relay panel is easy. Connect your outputs and loads to the appropriate relay panel terminal, and connect your positive jumpers to the relay panel’s 5A control circuit. All specific relay panel diagrams can be found on their respective product page.
Main Feeder Cable
Red GXL/SGX can be used as automotive feeder conductor where resistance to abrasion, heat, and aging is needed. Our primary wire has a temperature rating of -40°C to +125°C and is rated 60V maximum. Meets or exceeds Ford (M1L-85B), Chrysler (MS-8900) and SAE J-1127 requirements.
|Standard Feeder Sizes||#12 AWG||#10 AWG||#8 AWG|