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post #1 of (permalink) Old 06-07-2004, 11:05 PM Thread Starter
 
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Auxilary Power Box

OK...

First of all -- those of you on Yahoo Messenger -- if you look up kcmurphy72, you can watch the Seasoned Rookiecam Project (tends to be more like Jackass than Monster Garage...) I have it set up so when it's on, anyone can log in.

Second... when I swap bodies, I"m going ot have an extra fuse box.

What I'd like to do is mount it in the new zuk somewhere to make an auxilary powre box (for CB, radio, other goofy things.) so I don't have to keep tapping into other wires.

Any thoughts?
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Re: Auxilary Power Box

i set my rig up with a power distribution block it has 3 terminals 1 hot off the battery, 1 ground off the battery as well, and another that is conected into the iginition by a relay so I am not drawing high loads off the ignition the whole thing is intergrated into one little unit the relay gets the + and - from the distribution block itself
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Re: Auxilary Power Box

Murph,

On the last few zuks, we ran a heavy (8 gauge) wire from the battery to a very large 40amp fuse on the firewall, then through the firewall to a waterproof fuse block with 5 taps (I think it was 5) mounted above the package shelf above the passenger's feet. These allow us easy access to power for lights, CB's, etc.
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Re: Auxilary Power Box

It won't be until Thursday, but if you would like, I could snap a few pics of the setup.
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Re: Auxilary Power Box

I used a samy fose box and a few relay mounted together.

http://www.xfaktor.net/Trucks/CrazyKick/Pics/CrazyKickpics.html#electrical

The way its pluged is:
Left bottom row of fuses is on when the key is on Acc or On
Top-Right 2 is "Main" fuse for this fuse box
Top left 5 fuses are always live

There is a 12guage wire from th battery to the 2 "Main" fuse.
There is a 12guage wire from the battery for grounds
The only current that is taken from the stock harness is to drive the "Acc or On" relay.


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Re: Auxilary Power Box

Y not run a dist box and in line fuses and just use the exsisting fuse box?? [img]images/graemlins/givemebeer.gif[/img]
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Re: Auxilary Power Box

No REAL need or reason Rae... I think it's because I have an extra fuse box and the thing is all taken apart so why not?

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Re: Auxilary Power Box

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Y not run a dist box and in line fuses and just use the exsisting fuse box

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Why run any more juice then needed through the 15 year old stock wiring?

For stuff like aux lights, CB's, etc I would rather have a seperate power loop.
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Re: Auxilary Power Box

True about the wiring being old, but i guess i was thinking of time constraints and what not. Murph has a big project to finish in not alot of time. Since he his already using the exsisting box for cb and whatnot.. i was thinking Y change it now... that is a good idea. but it isn't a necessity.
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Re: Auxilary Power Box

Go to a truck boneyard and get a circuit breaker strip from a Semi tractor . These will have several types of circuit breakers ranging from 5a up to 100amps . They are self resetting and can be replaced cheaply instead of fuses ...
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