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    8 gauge power distribution block

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

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    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.

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

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    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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    do you have that mounted in a case or anything so moisture or another loose conductive material laying around doesn't accidently short anything?
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    Check out the tsunami blocks. I'm sure they have what you're looking for.
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    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.
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    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.
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    fonseca where did you find that auxilary fuse block and jagsnag where did you find yours ?
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