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    There are a lot of amp kits and individual power distribution blocks I've found (searching for days) but they're all 4 GA in, and 8 GA out. Since I'm only running an epia, no dvd, 7" Xenarc, a CB, and a Scanner I ran 8GA from the battery to the interior. Opus recommended 12 so it felt like I was erring safely enough. Shouldn't touch more than 25 amps at the most.

    I had picked up a 4GA-in / 8GA-out block earlier today but it looked sloppy with the smaller cables so I returned it (didn't hold the wires well anyway).

    Has anyone seen a fused distribution block designed for 8 GA in, and 10-12 GA out?
    99 Explorer: Dell Axim X5, Garmin iQue 1620, Dell TrueMobile wifi
    97 Venture: MII12k,512M,3.5" 80G,7" Xenarc,Holux GM-210, Keyhole Cam, Scanner + CB --> audio in
    currently: installing (finally!)

  • #2
    This guy had a lot of stuff including distros, but he is holding the sales for now. (until he return from school or something)

    http://www.mp3car.com/vbulletin/show...ribution+block
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    • #3
      I used a 4GA-in / 8GA-out like you tried. Just cranked the screws down so the wire wouldn't pull out. It's buried under the dash so I don't care what it looks like, it works.

      Z
      Zotac N630I-D-E M/B w/ Nvidia 7100, E5300 cpu, Xenarc 700IDT, M2-ATX, XP, RR & DFX 5.1.

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      • #4
        fold the wire back onto the sheathing and clamp it all in the hole

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        • #5
          Get a simple (and cheap) screw type fuseblock.

          This one was sold for RV use, cost $10 and accepts up to 4ga in. I have wires connected to it ranging from 12 to 18 gauge. It ain't pretty, but the alternative is a bit on the pricey side, not to mention overkill.
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          In progress: M10000; Travla c134; Xenarc 700TSV; Hitachi 80GB 2.5"; 256MB ULP; M2-ATX; ITPS; Powermate; iKEY SL-88 KB; Holux GM-210; Audiobahn ADD51T w/ COAX/optical converter; Road Runner; iGuidance 2.1

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          • #6
            do you have that mounted in a case or anything so moisture or another loose conductive material laying around doesn't accidently short anything?
            99 Explorer: Dell Axim X5, Garmin iQue 1620, Dell TrueMobile wifi
            97 Venture: MII12k,512M,3.5" 80G,7" Xenarc,Holux GM-210, Keyhole Cam, Scanner + CB --> audio in
            currently: installing (finally!)

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            • #7
              Check out the tsunami blocks. I'm sure they have what you're looking for.
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              • #8
                Nope. It's mounted vertically under the hood near my my primary distribution block, no loose wires around. It didn't come with a cover, but you could hack a Radio Shack hobby box easily enough.

                From my positive battery terminal I have a short run of 1/0 gauge to a Stinger block with 4/8ga outputs. A short section of 4ga then connects to the above block, and I have the other three outputs on the stinger taken up with 4ga to one amp, 8ga to a second, and 8ga to my pc/accessories.

                The screw type fuse block powers my alarm, remote start, aux piezo sirens, seat heaters, trunk pop, etc. It really helped clean up my battery terminals, which were a maze of wiring.
                In progress: M10000; Travla c134; Xenarc 700TSV; Hitachi 80GB 2.5"; 256MB ULP; M2-ATX; ITPS; Powermate; iKEY SL-88 KB; Holux GM-210; Audiobahn ADD51T w/ COAX/optical converter; Road Runner; iGuidance 2.1

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                • #9
                  Found this late yesterday. Seems to be more like what I'm looking for. simple, affordable, does the job. various sizes (2-way up to 12-way), and gangable if you need to add more. lexan cover with rubber seal to prevent moisture or unwanted contact. Simple connectors, just plug on some female disconnects.

                  for $12.95usd, sounds like just the ticket.
                  Attached Files
                  99 Explorer: Dell Axim X5, Garmin iQue 1620, Dell TrueMobile wifi
                  97 Venture: MII12k,512M,3.5" 80G,7" Xenarc,Holux GM-210, Keyhole Cam, Scanner + CB --> audio in
                  currently: installing (finally!)

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                  • #10
                    fonseca where did you find that auxilary fuse block and jagsnag where did you find yours ?
                    Thanks
                    REBUILDING!!

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                    • #11
                      http://www.wirthco.com/product_info....roducts_id/415

                      haven't ordered yet, but they can be found at a few places on the www.
                      99 Explorer: Dell Axim X5, Garmin iQue 1620, Dell TrueMobile wifi
                      97 Venture: MII12k,512M,3.5" 80G,7" Xenarc,Holux GM-210, Keyhole Cam, Scanner + CB --> audio in
                      currently: installing (finally!)

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                      • #12
                        cool thanks
                        REBUILDING!!

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                        • #13
                          Mine was an ebay special. I think it had "RV" in the title.

                          The one jagsnag posted looks even nicer, assuming it has only input per block, not a power input for each output. That would be great to mount under the dash.
                          In progress: M10000; Travla c134; Xenarc 700TSV; Hitachi 80GB 2.5"; 256MB ULP; M2-ATX; ITPS; Powermate; iKEY SL-88 KB; Holux GM-210; Audiobahn ADD51T w/ COAX/optical converter; Road Runner; iGuidance 2.1

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                          • #14
                            yeah i like it alot, but i had nothing better to do today at work, and just made one. Its pretty cool.
                            REBUILDING!!

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                            • #15
                              why not show us what you built?
                              99 Explorer: Dell Axim X5, Garmin iQue 1620, Dell TrueMobile wifi
                              97 Venture: MII12k,512M,3.5" 80G,7" Xenarc,Holux GM-210, Keyhole Cam, Scanner + CB --> audio in
                              currently: installing (finally!)

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