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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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    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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    -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

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    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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    Quote 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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