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  • what the heck is RAPTOR DISTRIBUTION BLOCK 1-4GA IN 4-8GA OUT

    the MP3CAR store is selling a RAPTOR DISTRIBUTION BLOCK 1-4GA IN 4-8GA OUT. I'm just wondering what this thing is for, the benefits and should i use it?
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    it's a distribution block for power, in the event that you are trying to feed multiple high-power goodies ie carputer, amp, sub amp, etc. It has 1 4 gauge spot for the main line coming from your battery, and 4 8 gauge terminals to connect your amps, carputer, etc.
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    • #3
      thanks. the reason for my asking is that i could use the unit in my car. What i would like to know is
      - if any piece of hardware needs to be installed between that and the battery - such as a fuse?

      - does it prevent battery drainage - or is it just "a dumb" distribution block?

      - can i connect smaller units such as a carputer power supply directly to it?
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      • #4
        -hell yes, please fuse it before it gets to the block!!

        -it's simply a chunk of metal(aluminum or copper), it's completley dumb

        -yup
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        • #5
          We also carry a fuse power distribution block. I like this one! http://store.mp3car.com/PFDBM4_AGU_p/cbl-026.htm

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          • #6
            Originally posted by afterdigital View Post
            thanks. the reason for my asking is that i could use the unit in my car. What i would like to know is
            - if any piece of hardware needs to be installed between that and the battery - such as a fuse?
            fuse goes within 18" of the battery.

            - does it prevent battery drainage - or is it just "a dumb" distribution block?
            It's pretty dumb.

            - can i connect smaller units such as a carputer power supply directly to it?
            Yes.


            The whole point of the distribution block is to share the power ont eh one larger wire to mutliple devices that require a thinner wire (less power).
            Have you looked in the FAQ yet?
            How about the Wiki?



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