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Unread 04-21-2011, 08:13 PM   #1
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Battery and Wiring Accessories

I've started making out my lighting wish list and came across something that I thought I would ask....

What are you guys doing for all the multiple accessories you have going to your battery? There's not a lot of real estate around the positive and negative battery post for various lights, cb, winch, etc., so how do you keep everything neat around your terminals? Is there something out there that allows you to attach one wire to your positive terminal and then branch off (same thing for the negative)? Sort of like a quick connect, but more like a "power and/or ground pods". I just don't want my battery looking like a birds nest.

Thanks, hope that's not to confusing....

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Unread 04-21-2011, 08:25 PM   #2
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These are great:
http://www.westmarine.com/webapp/wcs...classNum=11287
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Unread 04-22-2011, 08:46 AM   #3
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Those are very nice, Nibbley. I had figured that you would use some sort of fuse block in the engine compartment to tidy everything up, but I wasn't sure. Do those fuse blocks you posted allow for you to run a certain gauge wire from the battery post and then distribute the power via smaller gauge wire? Im figuring you can....
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I installed one of those fuse boxes last week. I love it. It cleans everything up under the hood and brings it all to one location. I hooked up 3 sets of aux lights, winch & air compressor. It even has a place to store a couple spare fuses.

There is a great write up on this site for its install. Do a search to read more about it.
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Unread 04-22-2011, 10:25 AM   #5
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If I were to do it over I would use that block from West Marine, I bought a fuse block locally for about $12, it works but it's not as pretty. I use marine style connectors on the battery because they're easier to add to and easier to disconnect power when needed. The main power line going to the fuse block is a battery cable for a riding mower I picked up at the local O'Reilly's for like $3. I just mounted all of it to a small plate and attached that to the stock jack mount.

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Unread 04-22-2011, 02:23 PM   #6
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Those are very nice, Nibbley. I had figured that you would use some sort of fuse block in the engine compartment to tidy everything up, but I wasn't sure. Do those fuse blocks you posted allow for you to run a certain gauge wire from the battery post and then distribute the power via smaller gauge wire? Im figuring you can....
You can run any gauge wire to the box, (fuse it of course); to the 12+ side, then distribute via smaller gauge from there. There is also a negative side, so you can run a big ground, and distribute from there.

There are some posts running around showing this set-up; I'll see if I can link ya too it.

EDIT: Here is the link:
http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f20/h...l#post11222603
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