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Relay holder

Discussion in 'Technical Chat' started by 2ski4life7, Mar 16, 2022.

  1. Mar 16, 2022 at 2:32 PM
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    2ski4life7

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    Do you guys know of a good relay mount/holder?

    I have a blue sea but realize some items I should use a relay. This would be in the back of my truck as I have a battery there and setup for camping with my wedge.

    any decent ones for multiple relays that I could mount. Most I’ve seen are meant for the engine bay.
     
  2. Mar 16, 2022 at 2:43 PM
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    How many relays are you looking to mount? There are many options out there.
     
  3. Mar 16, 2022 at 2:46 PM
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  4. Mar 16, 2022 at 3:11 PM
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  5. Mar 16, 2022 at 11:17 PM
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    6 gearT444E

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    You don’t buy a holder for a relay, you purchase a system that houses multiple relays and generally has the base wiring built in and includes the mount, very similar to an OE fuse box. A holder like that won’t be too hard to find, but if you aren’t particular an easy route is to find an old vehicle fuse/relay panel and mount it and trace the wires to use. If you are electrically savvy it would look like a pro install with little effort.
     
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  6. Mar 17, 2022 at 7:42 AM
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    If you go this route, or any route for that matter, use a good copper wire and pay close attention to your crimping quality, particularly for high amperage circuits. A poor crimp will lead to resistance that will result in high localized heat and melted components. Ask me how I know....
     
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  7. Mar 17, 2022 at 7:44 AM
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    for anything above 5 amps or so I like to solder and heat shrink. The heat generated by the losses go up exponentially with current.
     
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