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Old 01-07-2014, 07:48 PM   #1
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What's the best way to run multiple items off battery?

Hey guys! Since I've reached a point where my truck is turning into a mess of wires, it's making me uneasy.

I've got quite a few things ran off of my battery and wires everywhere. Running over my steering column, rubbing under panels and under my seat... even colied up behind my brake booster.

What are some ways you guys organize the mess? Also, what's the best way to run multiple things from your battery? I've seen people with AUX fuse boxes. Is that the answer?
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Old 01-07-2014, 07:58 PM   #2
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Aux fuse block or a large distribution/ terminal board and use inline fuses
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Old 01-07-2014, 08:13 PM   #5
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Tons, just search the electrical section
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Not much of a write-up but pictures of how mine was done up in the engine compartment:

http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/1st...ml#post7511243

Make sure you use a large enough gage wire from the battery to the fuse block. I used a 4ga. wiring kit from Streetwires.
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Old 01-07-2014, 08:24 PM   #7
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Thanks!

I think a large part of my interior wiring problem comes from my amp being too big. It's too long for me to run the wires under the carpet.
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Yep...as others said, the Blue Sea fuse block from Amazon.

Here's some pics of where I put mine.

The sheet that comes with it says max 30amps...my stereo amp has a 40 amp fuse, so I left that one straight to the battery.
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The blue sea fuse block is good for smaller accessories like a cigerette plug or small light bar. I wouldnt attach your amp to that. be sure your using adequate gauge for your amp. 8 or 6 gauge should be good enough.

you want to run something like this http://www.amazon.com/Bussmann-Hi-Am.../dp/B0024JKT9W inline with your amp.
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Old 01-11-2014, 08:23 AM   #11
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Yeah, everything I'm running right now off the battery has inline fuses.

I guess I'll pick up one of those fuse blocks and call it a day. What kind of amps would trail lights be pulling?
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Don't know if it's too late or not, but I just bought this. Does everything the BlueSea does and more. Only thing is this only supports 10 accessories versus the 12 accessories BluSea can do.

This thing looks awesomely built and I can't wait to put it to use.

You have the power and ground wire coming from the box, as well as one extra wire that can be used as a 12 volt source to power your switches.


DSC_0002 (4) by PcBuilder14, on Flickr







These are the five sets of wires for each relay. The bigger wire is the one you connect to your accessory. The smaller wire is the control wire that you connect to your switch.


DSC_0004 (4) by PcBuilder14, on Flickr







Each relay has a 30amp fuse. The 15amp fuse is for that extra wire that you can use for the switches 12 volt source. The other 4 blank fuse holders can be used for any non-relayed device such as a cb radio.


DSC_0006 (3) by PcBuilder14, on Flickr







Here you can see the extra wire, it's blurry, but it's there haha


DSC_0007 (4) by PcBuilder14, on Flickr







Once you've seen all of that, this should look pretty understandable to you. The green blanks that are between each red wire are used for the 4 extra blank fuse space on the box.


DSC_0009 (4) by PcBuilder14, on Flickr
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Don't know if it's too late or not, but I just bought this. Does everything the BlueSea does and more. Only thing is this only supports 10 accessories versus the 12 accessories BluSea can do.

This thing looks awesomely built and I can't wait to put it to use.

You have the power and ground wire coming from the box, as well as one extra wire that can be used as a 12 volt source to power your switches.


DSC_0002 (4) by PcBuilder14, on Flickr







These are the five sets of wires for each relay. The bigger wire is the one you connect to your accessory. The smaller wire is the control wire that you connect to your switch.


DSC_0004 (4) by PcBuilder14, on Flickr







Each relay has a 30amp fuse. The 15amp fuse is for that extra wire that you can use for the switches 12 volt source. The other 4 blank fuse holders can be used for any non-relayed device such as a cb radio.


DSC_0006 (3) by PcBuilder14, on Flickr







Here you can see the extra wire, it's blurry, but it's there haha


DSC_0007 (4) by PcBuilder14, on Flickr







Once you've seen all of that, this should look pretty understandable to you. The green blanks that are between each red wire are used for the 4 extra blank fuse space on the box.


DSC_0009 (4) by PcBuilder14, on Flickr
Not trying to thread jack here but...... that is amazing! How much $ (if you don't mind)

....carry on.....
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Not trying to thread jack here but...... that is amazing! How much $ (if you don't mind)

....carry on.....
Here you go! If you don't want to make an account there, you can email him at wiredwagon@comcast.net . Cost me $110 shipped

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[QUOTE=PcBuilder14;8045183]Here you go! If you don't want to make an account there, you can email him at wiredwagon@comcast.net . Cost me $110 shipped

http://forum.ih8mud.com/merchandise-...tml[/QUOTE]
That's a heck of a price point. I've got more than that tied up in my blue sea FB, 100A breaker, 2/0 power wire, and relays....
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