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Old 03-25-2018, 06:17 PM
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I tried a search, but I'm probably not using the correct terms. Wanting to cleanup wiring, especially to switches, and am looking into bus bar (multiple electrical jumpers) or other suitable devices to connect wires.
Anyone have suggestions or pictures of what they've done?
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I tried a search, but I'm probably not using the correct terms. Wanting to cleanup wiring, especially to switches, and am looking into bus bar (multiple electrical jumpers) or other suitable devices to connect wires.
Anyone have suggestions or pictures of what they've done?
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Old 03-26-2018, 01:17 AM
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I looked at that one, but what I had more in mind was one I could control with a relay, to activate with keyed (ignition) power, then feed various lights, switches etc. I find a lot of bus bars, but not many that are encased to be somewhat weather proof. Was just hoping someone here might have come across something like that or knew where to search.
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I ran wires from my battery to a remote fuse block and used a relay to power up for extra stuff, the relay is switched with the key.

Blue Sea Systems Fuse Block with Cover and Ground Bus - for 12 DC Circuits. p/n 5026
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Bus Bar

Try this one, I love it.
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I just finished doing something similar.

I picked up a fuse block from Amazon for pretty cheap (https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01M23PZ4V) and that is wired directly to the battery through a fuse under the hood.

Then I tapped one of the switched fuses in the stock block and pulled that to a barrier strip so I could add on multiple switched sources as needed. Then the rest is wiring in relays if you have high current demands. I have one on my daytime running lights of my LEDs, one for my USB power port and will have others for LED light bar, stereo, etc... The point is all the hard work is done and just adding relays is a snap having readily available constant and switched power under the dash.

If you're just looking for lower power draw distribution, this would do the trick https://www.amazon.com/Eowpower-Posi.../dp/B06XKFCTSM

That's just a covered barrier strip with jumpers included.
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Here is the new fuse block and 2 of the relays I put in this past weekend as an example.

I have a barrier strip like I referenced above for a common ground.
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Old 03-26-2018, 03:44 PM
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Thanks guys. While I really like the double decker bus bar best, the wife says NO.
Carl, thanks, going to order that setup. Just what I was looking for.
Hafaday, I'm going to be ordering a couple of items from those guys too. Thanks.
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This is my lighting control. No reason it won't control anything you hook up to it. The relay top right is the master power feeding the fuses to the other five relays. The five relays are controlled by the dash switches powered by the high beams. I can select as much light as I need and dim it all with the high beam switch. Parts came from Amazon and Waytek. If anyone is interested, I'll find the links.
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