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Old 12-07-2013, 09:34 PM   #1
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small relay box?

Like everyone else on here, I have big plans for my jeep. Including multiple auxiliary lights, hopefully a winch, maybe a 12v air compressor, maybe more. I would like to use standard 5 pin automotive relays for everything, and regular fuses. Does anyone have a recommendation for a small relay/fuse box that I can use? I would like to mount it under the hood, probably on the firewall. And I think something like a 6 relay with 6 fuse box would work. A couple extra spots might be nice.

Are there any aftermarket boxes out there? Or what vehicles have one that could work?

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Old 12-07-2013, 10:00 PM   #2
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Old 12-07-2013, 10:07 PM   #3
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Ha. I've heard of that company, but completely forgot to check there. Something like that looks great. Thanks!
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Old 12-08-2013, 07:06 AM   #4
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I bought a blue sea 12 fuse box. It works great, around $50.
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Old 12-08-2013, 08:50 AM   #5
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How many relays does the blue sea box hold? I'm really looking for one that holds 5 or 6 relays.
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Old 12-08-2013, 04:50 PM   #6
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power supply box

I hooked up a system without much.expense using a lot of what I already had laying around.I hooked into my power source at the fuse box near the battery with 3-1/2 guage wire.Crazy guage !!!!Then into a 50 amp automatic breaker close to the power supply.From there into a double gang exterior box with the supply strip mounted inside.On top of the double gang boxvtop I mounted a fuse holder that had a plastic lid to help keep the weather out.As far as the relay holder goes I got that idea from Stu Olsen's site.He always has great ideas just like Jerry Bradford (sp/?) and so many others on the forum.And am I always THANKFUL.If not I would always be pushing my Storm-N-Blu around instead of driving it.Now hope the pictures will co-operate.
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Old 12-08-2013, 05:31 PM   #7
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i hooked up a system without much.expense using a lot of what i already had laying around.i hooked into my power source at the fuse box near the battery with 3-1/2 guage wire.crazy guage !!!!then into a 50 amp automatic breaker close to the power supply.from there into a double gang exterior box with the supply strip mounted inside.on top of the double gang boxvtop i mounted a fuse holder that had a plastic lid to help keep the weather out.as far as the relay holder goes i got that idea from stu olsen's site.he always has great ideas just like jerry bradford (sp/?) and so many others on the forum.and am i always thankful.if not i would always be pushing my storm-n-blu around instead of driving it.now hope the pictures will co-operate.


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Old 12-08-2013, 10:44 PM   #8
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I've used the Hella Relay boxes, they come with tabs and all, and will snap together to gang them up if you want more:
HL62943 Mini Relay Box, 4 Gang, Splashproof - RallyLights.com

I used the above with a BlueSea SafetyHub 150, great for high and lower draw items.

Hella also have ones that will gang together individually with no covers. Depends were you put them, good quality from Hella though...

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