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Old 01-13-2014, 01:33 PM   #1
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what is this ?

I call this a power distribution block but I'm not sure ... I need to buy another one
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Old 01-13-2014, 01:35 PM   #2
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This is the power supply to my fog lights and my bumper lights and my windshield lights ... each place a wire is removable ...

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Old 01-13-2014, 02:01 PM   #3
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Looks like a fire in the making. otherwise I'm pretty sure you nailed it, I call them power distribution blocks as well, used for AMPS/Stereo setups, Hell I'm pretty sure I even have one on my boat, just not in my jeep that I'm aware of. I like the area that appears scorched on the inner fender.
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I have these. http://m.quadratec.com/products/prod...pid=17004+9002 Got a ton of stuff hooked to them. Kc off road lights. Kc back up lights. My winch. An amplifier. Air horns. A trickle charger attached to my winter plug in And a quick connect for a trickle charger I used when I would deploy and there is room for more. Only caveat is if you want to unhook something lower in the stack you unhook everything but no biggie.
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Old 01-14-2014, 08:35 AM   #5
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So I'm guessing no one has came across one of these before? That spot you see is the ground ..its not scorched.... but I do need a bigger power supply block for a few more things ... is there any other option than hooking straight to the battery ? I bought the jeep like this ... I do like how the "power block " is remote and easy to use...
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Old 01-14-2014, 08:41 AM   #6
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So I'm guessing no one has came across one of these before? That spot you see is the ground ..its not scorched.... but I do need a bigger power supply block for a few more things ... is there any other option than hooking straight to the battery ? I bought the jeep like this ... I do like how the "power block " is remote and easy to use...
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Old 01-14-2014, 08:51 AM   #7
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Seriously, head to best buy in the car audio section, they have them (at least at mine), You can even spend a little more and make each of them fusible, should you so desire.
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Old 01-14-2014, 10:11 AM   #8
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Find a junk yard with an old school bus. Tear out the switch panel and behind it there will be a whole lot of them. The nice thing is they each have there own circuit breaker. It is a good idea to cover the strips with a piece of rubber. Make sure that your alternator can handle all the load.
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Old 01-14-2014, 01:30 PM   #9
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Check out knukonceptz battery terminals. You have to be careful when tightening them down on the battery itself because they use a threaded screw you can over tighten and strip but they have an awesome design that uses compression fittings to hold the wire in such a way that it has maximum contact and your can rip the hell out of them without wires coming out. You still probably want a distribution block but they are by far the best terminals for upgrading your completely undersized and poorly designed stock ground wire and alternator wire, which should ALWAYS connect directly to the battery but for some reason in Jeep wranglers does not. It will improve battery life, supply necessary voltage to winches so you don't damage all of your on board electronics such as your ECU and battery with voltage drops, and give your started a lot more juice when you turn the key.
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Old 01-14-2014, 02:13 PM   #10
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It is called a BUS bar. My guess is that the previous owner installed it for accessories.
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Old 01-15-2014, 05:23 AM   #11
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Thanks !!
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Old 01-15-2014, 07:00 AM   #12
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So .. I'm guessing since each has its own circuit breaker this isn't a bad choice for the previous owner ? If its good to go ahead and use where can I buy more of these ? I really like it and would like to add a few more accessories and. I don't have any junk yards in my area most sold out when junk prices went through the roof .... as far as a altenator how do you determine what the load is or is there a standerd recommended size to use ... ?... I think I've got 4 kc day lighters and two hella slim lights on the bumper used as fog lights that are on when ever I have my head lights on ...it was a convince to already have all this previously on the jeep when I bought it but looking back I wish I had all the documentation for all the aftermarket stuff
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I would look at west marine or any of the marine supply stores. They will have better corrosion resistance. And you can get fused and breakers versions. But will be more expensive. http://www.iboats.com/Marine-BusBars...view_id.216619
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Old 01-15-2014, 08:12 AM   #14
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for testing the load on your alternator
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Old 01-15-2014, 06:12 PM   #15
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do a search for this
Blue Sea 5029 ST Blade Fuse Block With Cover. they come in different styles, with ground block or not, 6 fuse or 12.
nice product, just getting around to installing mine now
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Old 01-16-2014, 11:50 AM   #16
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I plan on buying these today for the rear ... (I do a crazy amount of night bowfishing and these look perfect for lighting up the boat ramp when trying to back a boat trailer and getting my boat out of the river)
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I have been dealing with these folks for awhile now they are inexpensive
VTEwharehouse.com
They have all the goodies to do electrical RIGHT & SAFLEY !
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I appreciate the links guys !!! Thanks !
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This is what I have

Part# 70207 Details | Painless Performance

Happy with it so far, nothing hooked up yet besides my CB.
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This is what I have Part# 70207 Details | Painless Performance Happy with it so far, nothing hooked up yet besides my CB.
How much did you pay for that ?
I looked up the one for 12 circuits and it was $350 and one for fog lights was $89.
I'm taking orders now!
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Not 100% sure what I paid but I feel like between $100 and $200. That's Canadian, and I get a good deal at the parts store I go too, if you're in the US I'm sure it's completely different. The install was really easy though as long as you find somewhere to put it, I'd take a picture of mine but it's all bundled up and put away for the winter.

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