Fuse block location

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Jesselear
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Fuse block location

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Hey lads, might be a stupid question!
But was going to run this little fuse block off the positive in the pics, will there be any drams putting it there as it’s the best spot for it to sit?
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Youre going to be piggybacking off an existing fuse
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That 225A fuse is for the alternator.

Looking at the fuse distribution block in the pic its for normal auto/ats/ato style fuses? so your not using it for large current, should be fine.
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It should be fine, however, if you can shift it to the other side of the fuse somewhere, it would be perfect.
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Thanks for the replies guys, the fuses are only for low current.
UHF, rock lights, roof lights, possibly brake controller,
Do you think think it will be ok still?


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Jesselear wrote:Thanks for the replies guys, the fuses are only for low current.
UHF, rock lights, roof lights, possibly brake controller,
Do you think think it will be ok still?


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In my opinion you will be ok, I would do the same if adding a fuse block.
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You could think about putting it closer to a central point where your accessories will be, connected by a suitable positive wire (but looks like the block would need to be insulated).

That way you'll have less wires running across the engine bay. Just a thought, and depends on how you like to set things up.
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I've often thought about adding something like this, but given the battery in the Ranger already has that much hanging off the positive terminal, sometimes wires and an online fuse just take up less room.
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I am thinking of making a bracket that attached to 2 points, one to the larger bolt that is at the other side of the 225 amp fuse and another to the smaller bolt that attaches to the smaller fuse then extend to the front of the photo where I can create further terminals then fuses etc. Any comments would be appreciated, also what is the terminal connectors made from, i.e. stainless maybe
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Is there any way you can rotate the cable (yellow with red stripe) 90 deg to the left then mount your fuse block under the main 12V bus bar where the smaller fuse connects just a thought? depends of course if you have enough cable length.
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IT is interesting that they have a 225amp fuse for the alternator given its only a 110amp alternator
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