Was wondering if I can get a quick nudge in the right direction on expansion/modification of the electrical system in the vehicle so I can provide power to lights, a computer, cameras, etc. If there is a good sticky or tutorial thread somewhere, please link me over! I have a 2014 DCSB TRD Sport.
Have tried making a few searches on the forum but I can't find much aside from 'show off your distribution box!' threads.
Elsewhere on the web I've seen people adding 2nd batteries, new distribution/relay boxes, using add-a-fuse on the existing in-cab fuse box, or just wiring straight up to the battery. Which is the right solution for which application?
Should light bars with fairly large current-draws be hooked up direct to the battery?
At what point are mechanical relays appropriate?
How can I provide power to items without having to turn the key to accessory mode or ignition? Subsequently, how can I prevent leaching of the battery for those items over night?
At what point does it become "too much" for the battery? Some of the overland folks have a winch, air compressor, refrigerator, and a boatload of lights (obviously not all running at the same time) -- what kind of power distribution system are they likely to be using?
Thanks in advance for any help/guidance!