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secondary fuse box power source question
« on: May 03, 2011, 07:57:56 PM »
alright guys can i safley run a 8 guage wire from the ignition post on the solonoid to a secondary fuse box for my 12 volt accessorys? or is there another spot i can run it too? i just want this fuse box to have power when i got the key turned

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Re: secondary fuse box power source question
« Reply #1 on: May 03, 2011, 08:11:48 PM »
Will your alternator handle the extra load you intend to add to it?
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Re: secondary fuse box power source question
« Reply #2 on: May 03, 2011, 08:13:07 PM »
oh yeah. thats not a problem

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Re: secondary fuse box power source question
« Reply #3 on: May 03, 2011, 08:20:00 PM »
I am thinking you could, are you also going to fuse the 8 ga primary?
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Re: secondary fuse box power source question
« Reply #4 on: May 03, 2011, 08:28:48 PM »
most likely for a secondary backup for my accessories.

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Re: secondary fuse box power source question
« Reply #5 on: May 03, 2011, 08:31:04 PM »
OK -- now you have me intrigued as to why? 
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Re: secondary fuse box power source question
« Reply #6 on: May 03, 2011, 08:33:44 PM »
why? why what? why the scondary fuse box? im tired of running wires to the battery or pulling power from the orginal fuse box. so i figure ill just put a fuse box in my passenger kickpanel since i no longer have my computer

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Re: secondary fuse box power source question
« Reply #7 on: May 03, 2011, 08:40:38 PM »
I wouldn't.  The ignition post is not for feeding power but for power to be fed to it, if that makes sense. Your best bet would be to use a relay that will energize with the ignition on.
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Re: secondary fuse box power source question
« Reply #8 on: May 03, 2011, 08:47:04 PM »
I wouldn't.  The ignition post is not for feeding power but for power to be fed to it, if that makes sense. Your best bet would be to use a relay that will energize with the ignition on.

I agree, that would be a better way to go.
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Re: secondary fuse box power source question
« Reply #9 on: May 03, 2011, 08:53:43 PM »
ok. im not much knowledgble on relays or how to wire it up. can you guys give me insight?

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Re: secondary fuse box power source question
« Reply #10 on: May 03, 2011, 09:08:36 PM »
ok nvm i read up on relays. i just gotta find a relay that will work  ;D

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Re: secondary fuse box power source question
« Reply #11 on: May 03, 2011, 09:32:16 PM »
i found this article. im thinking this is what you had in mind right ? http://faq.ninja250.org/wiki/Installing_an_accessory_fuse_box

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Re: secondary fuse box power source question
« Reply #12 on: May 03, 2011, 10:07:28 PM »
Yup
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