Running interior power ACC line?
I've been thinking of tapping a full power line to the rear of the vehicle for various accessory uses. I use a lot of random 12v accessories all the time(dash fan, mini air compressor, emergency lights, etc) and would like to just run a power line straight off the batt to inside the rear cargo area. I will probably have it end in a distribution block with a 12 v outlet right beside it or something of the like. Any thoughts aside from 100% fused protection at the batt I should do to avoid it backfiring in my face?
All the threads that have anything like this are filled with 404 error links or just not relevant.. I guess the questions
Do any of you have a recommendation for a good 4-6 port distribution block(don't need bigger than 8 gauge off the block) that's on the cheap?(please no crutchfield parts or anything, they are ridiculously expensive for cheap crap)
For that use, incase of emergencies, is it even worth relays, or should I just wire in a cut off switch at some place? Relays are my weak spot with electrical *shrugs*
I'm trying to think as plug-and-play as I can be with this for versatility as I'll probably be getting a full set of rv type appliances for camping trips or cross country trips.
One thing I was planning for this was using that as a tapping point to run a 12v higher amp power line to a trailer so I can hook up stuff like an rv fridge/freezer. That's still up in the air as to how well it would work.. I was thinking run it alongside the 4 prong connector and as a second "extension cord" of sorts. There's also the line of thought that I might add a battery or two onto the trailer and use that as a sort of "slow charge" connection(though that would probably be a larger independant line, idk..). Just throwing out where my train of thoughts has been for this so you all can add your ideas, advice, whatever
1995 ZJ ltd, 4.0 i6, *cough stock cough* 253,xxx and still pumping strong
1998 Chevy Cheyenne K1500, 5.7L Vortec, mostly stock
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Originally Posted by JasonStebbins
We can call it the Whoosh King Catalog System. :D