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Old 07-21-2013, 10:49 PM   #1
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Hardware 12v compressor.

I recently bought a MV50 Superflow compressor that I want to hard mount and wire under my hood. I was originally just gonna put terminals on the ends and run straight to the battery but since I have a 6 position distribution block I was thinking of wiring it to that. I currently have my hella e codes wired from it running dual relay setup w/ 20 amp fuses. The distribution block has a 6awg wire running to it directly from battery. This is the distribution block I am using.
I was thinking of running the power wire to it and the ground to the frame or another good ground point. Thoughts?

I suppose I'm mostly worried if for one I can actually wire it that way not directly negative and positive to battery. 2 the distribution block says its only rated at 25amps per circuit and the compressor max is 30. Do you think ill be ok or need upgrade to another fuse block .
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Old 07-22-2013, 09:48 AM   #2
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I would come off the terminal where you have the 6 gauge wired, then install a stand alone 35-40 amp fuse or circuit breaker. I don't see a problem with grounding to the frame, as long as the grounds are all clean. Use a minimum of #10 (#8 would be better) wire and keep the run as short as possible.

You don't want to install a fused circuit the same amperage as the max amp draw of what you are powering or you will blow the fuse every time you use the equipment.

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Old 07-22-2013, 12:57 PM   #3
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Ok that's what I'll do then. I didn't think of going off the distribution block where the 6AWG is hooked up.
I have heard of people blowing 30A fuses that it originally comes with if it is hooked up to the tire then turned on because the initial startup load amperage is to high so it is suggested to start the compressor then hookup. If I have that same problem maybe ill bump it up to a 35A fuse and see if that keeps it from happening.
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