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Old 09-03-2013, 12:55 PM   #1
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Cleaning up wires around battery

What can I do so that there is barely any wires going to my battery? I was thinking abou putting in a fuse box or Somthing, what do y'all think?

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Old 09-03-2013, 02:49 PM   #2
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What can I do so that there is barely any wires going to my battery? I was thinking abou putting in a fuse box or Somthing, what do y'all think?
Hidden distribution blocks/points with only one cable going to each battery terminal

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Old 09-03-2013, 04:54 PM   #3
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Make sure any fuse panel added is capable of running what you add to it and uses the proper sized wire and fuse. They suck when they melt down
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There should only be 3-4 wires on either terminal anyway.. IMO a fuse block isn't necessary, just a distro
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It is all relative to how many things you add and how much they draw. But...

BlueSea Systems. They make great fuse boxes, or you can get the 8$ part store type (which I did). Amazon has them as just the panel or a panel and a cover, as well as different sizes and some with ground bars. It is much easier to have a fuse panel than a distro point with individually fused leads when things start having issues and for expansion.

As mentioned, keep an eye on overall amperage consumption and do not overload the weakest part of the system.
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It is all relative to how many things you add and how much they draw. But...

BlueSea Systems. They make great fuse boxes, or you can get the 8$ part store type (which I did). Amazon has them as just the panel or a panel and a cover, as well as different sizes and some with ground bars. It is much easier to have a fuse panel than a distro point with individually fused leads when things start having issues and for expansion.

As mentioned, keep an eye on overall amperage consumption and do not overload the weakest part of the system.
Yeah I was only thinking stock.. Kinda silly around these parts, eh?
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Yeah I was only thinking stock.. Kinda silly around these parts, eh?
Indeed... for stock, yea, you want the 1 or 2 needed and really not much else. I guess my point is that it's better to add one big one to the battery to run 3 things than 3 little ones to the battery, assuming you're needing 3 things Mother didn't include as oe...

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