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What's the best way to run multiple items off battery?

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by Taylor, Jan 7, 2014.

  1. Jan 7, 2014 at 7:48 PM
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    Hey guys! Since I've reached a point where my truck is turning into a mess of wires, it's making me uneasy.

    I've got quite a few things ran off of my battery and wires everywhere. Running over my steering column, rubbing under panels and under my seat... even colied up behind my brake booster.

    What are some ways you guys organize the mess? Also, what's the best way to run multiple things from your battery? I've seen people with AUX fuse boxes. Is that the answer?
     
  2. Jan 7, 2014 at 7:58 PM
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    Aux fuse block or a large distribution/ terminal board and use inline fuses
     
  4. Jan 7, 2014 at 8:00 PM
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    Any write ups on these?
     
  5. Jan 7, 2014 at 8:13 PM
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    Tons, just search the electrical section
     
  6. Jan 7, 2014 at 8:15 PM
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    Thanks!

    I think a large part of my interior wiring problem comes from my amp being too big. It's too long for me to run the wires under the carpet.
     
  8. Jan 7, 2014 at 8:32 PM
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    Yeah, everything I'm running right now off the battery has inline fuses.

    I guess I'll pick up one of those fuse blocks and call it a day. What kind of amps would trail lights be pulling?
     
  12. Jan 11, 2014 at 8:32 AM
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    depends on the lights really
     
  13. Jan 20, 2014 at 10:48 PM
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    Don't know if it's too late or not, but I just bought this. Does everything the BlueSea does and more. Only thing is this only supports 10 accessories versus the 12 accessories BluSea can do.

    This thing looks awesomely built and I can't wait to put it to use.

    You have the power and ground wire coming from the box, as well as one extra wire that can be used as a 12 volt source to power your switches.

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    DSC_0002 (4) by PcBuilder14, on Flickr







    These are the five sets of wires for each relay. The bigger wire is the one you connect to your accessory. The smaller wire is the control wire that you connect to your switch.

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    DSC_0004 (4) by PcBuilder14, on Flickr







    Each relay has a 30amp fuse. The 15amp fuse is for that extra wire that you can use for the switches 12 volt source. The other 4 blank fuse holders can be used for any non-relayed device such as a cb radio.

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    DSC_0006 (3) by PcBuilder14, on Flickr







    Here you can see the extra wire, it's blurry, but it's there haha

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    Once you've seen all of that, this should look pretty understandable to you. The green blanks that are between each red wire are used for the 4 extra blank fuse space on the box.

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    DSC_0009 (4) by PcBuilder14, on Flickr
     
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    Not trying to thread jack here but...... that is amazing! How much $ (if you don't mind)

    ....carry on.....
     
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