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How To: Secondary Stand Alone Fuse Block Install

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by H2Otx, Oct 27, 2010.

  1. Dec 4, 2014 at 8:12 AM
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    npiccoli

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    Have a particular relay in mind? Electrical wiring isn't really my forte.

    EDIT: Would this one work?

    EDIT 2: I think I get it now... I watched this video, and it makes sense to me now. A 4 or 5 pin relay would work best for what I'm trying to do I believe...
     
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  2. Dec 4, 2014 at 5:52 PM
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    The same shit everyone else has.
    Heres an updated pictured of mine -

    [​IMG]

    I still need to finish wiring the accessories into it
     
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  3. Jan 8, 2015 at 8:14 AM
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    do you have specs on the piece you made I like it and would like use it if possible
     
  4. Jan 19, 2015 at 7:25 PM
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    Here is what I made.
    ImageUploadedByTapatalk1421724331.526713.jpg
     
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  5. Jan 31, 2015 at 3:05 AM
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    I was looking into adding an aux fuse box like these and I had a question or two. There are a lot of things I'm decent at, but wiring and electrical is not included haha. Is the circuit breaker a necessity on this install? What exactly does it do? I apologize for the newb questions, I'm trying to do some research on it myself at the same time, but I like hearing the experiences of other people as well. Also, any way I could get you guys to fab me a bracket like one of these and ship it to me on my dime? haha
     
  6. Jan 31, 2015 at 4:36 AM
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    100A Circuit Breaker performs three tasks. It serves as an on/off switch, 100A Fuse, and circuit protection trips if draw exceeds 100 amps.

    Yotamac makes some if you're interested
    http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/2nd-gen-tacoma-marketplace/294195-fuse-panel-mounting-plate.html
     
  7. Feb 4, 2015 at 3:49 AM
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    I'm gearing up to do this project but I'm a compete electrical newb and I have one more question. Obviously since the fuse box is coming straight off the battery, anything you wire in will have constant power. Most things I plan on adding, I'm okay with that. In the case that I want something to have power only when the ignition is on, how would I go about doing that? Is that where those little relay boxes come in handy?
     
  8. Feb 4, 2015 at 4:04 AM
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    Nice write up.
     
  9. Feb 4, 2015 at 9:05 AM
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    Yes, you would want to hook that device up to a relay, and run the trigger wire into the trucks fuse box and find a fuse/port that is only one when the truck is on. Easiest would probably to run a fuse tap which you can get almost anywhere. Wire that to the 86 pin on the fuse. This will then allow for the accessory to only power up when the truck is on. If you want to also be able to manually control the accessory as well, install a switch along that same wire (from the fuse block -> switch -> relay).
     
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  10. Feb 4, 2015 at 9:39 AM
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  11. Feb 5, 2015 at 7:47 AM
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    Thanks for the response! I understood about 95% of it haha. I figure when the time comes to me getting my hands dirty, it'll be easy to figure out. thanks again
     
  12. Feb 5, 2015 at 11:27 AM
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    Sub'd for reference later

    Awesome write up. I'm going to do something very similar and love how clean the whole set up looks.
     
  13. Mar 11, 2015 at 7:49 PM
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    So blue sea also sells a 12 circuit... is there an issue with installing that? I'm just thinking that I might as well go for 12 vs 6 instead of having to upgrade later down the road...

    Thanks for the write up and ideas.
     
  14. Mar 11, 2015 at 8:16 PM
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    Nothing wrong with it! I just finished mine today

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    Sweet, thanks and thanks to OP. I'm ordering the blue sea box today! I'll post pics of my crappy install once complete!
     
  17. Mar 15, 2015 at 10:41 AM
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    Can you run the arb air compressors off the fuse block or should it be wired directly to battery?
     
  19. Mar 30, 2015 at 2:09 AM
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    It depends on the model. The smallest one (CKSA12) pulls 5.5 amps. So yes, you can run it through the fuse block. The largest 12V model (CKMPT12) pulls 28.4 amps. Also a yes, mostly. While you can get a 30a fuse, I would use a 30a inline fuse and run it through a relay, running the switch for the relay through a 1A fuse in the fuse block. This may sound like a lot of extra wiring, but it really would be the safest way for both your rig and the compressor's safety. While you can probably run even a 30a fuse through a block, you have to keep in mind the total pull on the block as well.
     
  20. Apr 29, 2015 at 9:34 AM
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