I'm going to be adding some lights, CB, OBA, etc. to the truck so instead of running everything to the battery I want to install Blue Sea (or similar) aux fuse panel under the hood.
I know a few people have done this so I have a question or two:
- On the Blue Sea panel, there's a ground bus. That must mean I need to ground the fuse panel correct? I plan on using 1 ga from the battery for power...will 1 ga work for the ground too?
- Some have used a breaker between the aux panel and the battery. Others have gone with a fuse. What are the disadvantages, if any, of a breaker?
- When choosing the size of breaker or fuse between the battery and fuse panel, do you just total up the current of all your accessories running off the panel?