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Multiple connections to battery terminal?

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016+)' started by Kevin8se7en, Jan 11, 2020.

  1. Jan 11, 2020 at 12:48 AM
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    Kevin8se7en

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    Might be a stupid question as I'm a n00b when it comes to this stuff... so I apologize if that's the case.

    I'm installing a subwoofer, a light bar (eventually a 2nd one), and bed lights soon. All 3 of which need to go directly to the positive terminal on my battery. Is that ok? How do I connect all 3 to the terminal? Do they just 'stack' one on top of the other?

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    Only the sub will be used often (if that matters?)
     
  2. Jan 11, 2020 at 12:53 AM
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    Dr. Emmett Brown

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    Yup you can do that. Just make sure they have in-line fuses at the very least. If the terminal gets too cluttered you can either relocate individual circuits to the fuse box and use a spare fuse or I think they make like extensions for the battery terminals to have multiple connections
     
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  3. Jan 11, 2020 at 12:55 AM
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  4. Jan 11, 2020 at 1:00 AM
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    Kevin8se7en

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    You're the best! Thank you so much. I really appreciate the help.
     
  5. Jan 11, 2020 at 1:04 AM
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    Dr. Emmett Brown

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    No problem. Those three things should be fairly simple to install and wire up. Most kits come with everything you need. Just make sure you tuck wires and make tight connections/splices/terminations. Loose connections can also cause wires and equipment to fry.
     
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  6. Jan 11, 2020 at 5:28 AM
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  7. Jan 11, 2020 at 5:33 AM
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  8. Jan 11, 2020 at 5:38 AM
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    I would go this route personally OP. Satisfies the requirement for an inline fuse and just generally looks nicer. Powertray makes a mounting tray you can get.
     
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  9. Jan 11, 2020 at 5:41 AM
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    2 terminal distribution block. MVIMG_20200111_083756.jpg
     
  10. Jan 11, 2020 at 6:55 AM
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    Been doing a bunch of research myself in the technical chat and lighting section of TW. F2711C1D-FF39-4EBD-9A0F-C82D3453D60F.jpg 1D786A0C-2F50-4082-8062-E13DA48FAD72.jpg 3F95DBC2-42E1-45F7-903C-4941747D299B.jpg 73262ABB-7FB0-4549-A356-BAA378465DF8.jpg 62A683CE-1692-41CA-8BA7-1A329C89D8A5.jpg
     
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  11. Jan 11, 2020 at 9:26 AM
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    Not a fan of the exposed +12V terminal from the battery. Is the connection to the battery fused or direct?
     
  12. Jan 11, 2020 at 9:46 AM
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    No its not a fused connection. The connections from the terminal are fused. They can be capped with plastic caps but i dont see the point.
     
  13. Jan 11, 2020 at 9:47 AM
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    Gotcha. Thanks for the reply.
     
  14. Jan 11, 2020 at 9:56 AM
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  15. Jan 11, 2020 at 10:59 AM
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    you’re good, I have two light bars and a pair of pods. All work great and no issues
     
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