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Power distribution options

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by sgtpepper, Oct 30, 2011.

  1. Oct 30, 2011 at 7:03 PM
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    sgtpepper

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    I'm on a search for a power distribution panel to run all the after market electronics .. lights/amps/compressor/etc.

    Figured I'd throw a hook out here and see if anyone has suggestions. Looking for something with:

    - fused high amp circuits
    - fused low amp circuits
    - relay sockets
    - covered (water proof/resistant for under-hood mount)
    ..basically the same options an OEM power panel would include.

    I've found a few options (Blue Sea, etc) but not all the features i'm after.
    Starting to think this may have to be a custom build or a trip to the junk yard to pull a PDM out of a Jeep or something.


    Here's one that comes close, but no relay sockets :(

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  2. Oct 30, 2011 at 7:16 PM
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    i need some type of power management as well or at least i will very soon.

    i have no idea what i need though lol. how do you integrate the relays from all the after market harnesses? as of now i have a winch i'm adding in the next few days. i also have the hellas behind the grill the vision-x leds and the arb fog lights in the near future i also plan on adding onboard air and lockers. i need some type of solution to all the wiring what do you suggest for me lol.

    sorry to thread jack but, you seem to understand more about this stuff than i do.
     
  3. Oct 30, 2011 at 7:18 PM
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    for lights and oba maybe blue sea systems would work for you. 100 amp total with 30 amps a circuit. i have a 12 circuit with 12 grounds mounted in a box that also has 2 relays as well
     
  4. Oct 30, 2011 at 7:25 PM
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    i have like 4 relays and wire harnesses as of right now. i'm also adding a winch and in a couple of months going with a yellow top optima deep cycle battery. but before the end of the up coming summer i also plan on gearing and adding lockers at both ends and an onboard air system. then i'm going to up grade the alternator with a mean green and possibly have another battery solely for the winch.
     
  5. Oct 30, 2011 at 7:26 PM
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    i just want to keep things simple and i don't really know how to do much else other than using the harnesses provided to me from the manufactures of my accessories and lighting.
     
  6. Oct 30, 2011 at 7:35 PM
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    sgtpepper

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    ..pick up a unit from Blue Sea (http://bluesea.com/category/81/21/productline/overview/431) and buddy up with a 12V geek to help you wire it.

    I'm starting to think a unit like that WITH relay sockets doesnt exist. Everything I've found so far has the relays running separately.
     
  7. Oct 30, 2011 at 7:41 PM
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    I used a blue sea fuse box and made a panel that it mounts to with space for relays. After doing all of that I found the one below that looks pretty good too.

    http://www.wagongear.com/WiredWagon.html

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  8. Oct 30, 2011 at 8:11 PM
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    the harnesses can always be modified ive modified several of mine in order to make the it do what i want
     
  9. Oct 30, 2011 at 10:36 PM
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    even if i could not condense the relay's having this extra fuse box would do what exactly for me added protection and water proofing.
     
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