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Thoughts on this fuse box? No busses?

Discussion in 'Technical Chat' started by Rujack, Nov 10, 2018.

  1. Nov 10, 2018 at 6:00 PM
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    Rujack

    Rujack [OP] Stop Global Whining

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    My electrical experience is pretty limited. I want to install an aux fuse box/block (is there a difference?) for radio, bed lighting, fridge etc. Blue Sea seems to be the go-to brand around here, but for whatever reasons, I humbly say that I’m not that impressed. Like I said, I’m pretty green in this department, so...

    Anyway I got this one. I like it because it’s fully sealed whereas the Blue Sea one’s aren’t and although I don’t plan to submerge this thing, I like the idea of it being sealed to keep out dust and water from washes and splashing. But, it has no busses (is that the right term?), something I didn’t think to consider until I got it in my hands and started thinking more about the connections.

    So what do you think?
    Am I making any sense here?o_O:bananadead:

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  2. Nov 11, 2018 at 10:35 AM
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    Don't know quality of this brand also gauge of wire is important should you need to run large loads that need heavy wires.
     
  4. Nov 11, 2018 at 9:08 PM
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    Good point about the gauge.
     
  5. Nov 12, 2018 at 8:14 AM
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    I should point out that the toyota stock fuse box is not waterproof in any capacity so you will have problems far greater then light bars not working if you go into water that high.
    Also unless you are putting a snorkel to raise your intake then you should never drive through that deep of water anyways.
    I assume you will be locating this in the engine bay like most everyone else has, including myself.
    Also not sure what you mean by it doesnt have busses, do you mean fuses? If so they dont come with fuses as you have to pick the correct fuse for each load.
     
  6. Nov 12, 2018 at 8:19 AM
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    Understood on all points. While the stock fuse box isn’t fully sealed, it’s much tighter than the blue sea stuff. I’m not trying to build an amphibious vehicle, I just like dust and moisture to be at least controlled in some reasonable capacity.

    Not really into light bars :puke:
     

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