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Old 04-13-2015, 10:14 AM
DangleBanger DangleBanger is offline
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Out of the way, but accessible, the power runs into then back out and back to my power inverter (that i was using today at the bone yard to charge my batteries.. )


check my build log for more info. and feel free to ask any electrical questions..
What do you use the power inverter for?
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Old 04-17-2015, 11:08 AM
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Well the switches work. Just waiting on the fuse blocks I ordered.
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Old 04-17-2015, 10:36 PM
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Well the switches work. Just waiting on the fuse blocks I ordered.
That will work, where are you mounting it?

I got my new switch panel mounted and started building my new console.
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Old 04-18-2015, 05:07 AM
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What do you use the power inverter for?
running recip saw when i scrap.
charging batteries for my cordless drills.
when we camp i use it to charge cell phone batteries,
to charge my laptop on trips,
to have household current whenever and where ever i need it.
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Old 04-18-2015, 07:04 PM
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running recip saw when i scrap.
charging batteries for my cordless drills.
when we camp i use it to charge cell phone batteries,
to charge my laptop on trips,
to have household current whenever and where ever i need it.

That's a useful tool to have. I may install one after I get my current project completed. Gonna take a while due to low income, but it's getting done.
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Old 04-18-2015, 07:07 PM
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That will work, where are you mounting it?

I got my new switch panel mounted and started building my new console.
Nice center console! I'll eventually build one as well to fit a CB Radio, small center compartment and two cup-holders. I'm not enjoying the $10 plastic cup-holders/CD holder obstructing my bench seat.

Mounted under my soon-to-be radio and vent controls and to have enough room so my hand doesn't strike the panel. It locks into place with a steel bracket that clips over the ash-tray bracket; just remove the ash-tray and lift the tab and I put a hinge on it so the switches are easily accessible. No power to the panel yet. Black wire is the ground. Waiting for the two fuse blocks to be delivered. Going to mount those behind the glove-box, which I got the idea from a member here Futurefd.
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Old 04-19-2015, 08:30 AM
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That's a useful tool to have. I may install one after I get my current project completed. Gonna take a while due to low income, but it's getting done.
i got mine off CL for $50.
orig over 150... i don;t ask how people get the things they sell... .

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Nice center console! I'll eventually build one as well to fit a CB Radio, small center compartment and two cup-holders. I'm not enjoying the $10 plastic cup-holders/CD holder obstructing my bench seat.

Mounted under my soon-to-be radio and vent controls and to have enough room so my hand doesn't strike the panel. It locks into place with a steel bracket that clips over the ash-tray bracket; just remove the ash-tray and lift the tab and I put a hinge on it so the switches are easily accessible. No power to the panel yet. Black wire is the ground. Waiting for the two fuse blocks to be delivered. Going to mount those behind the glove-box, which I got the idea from a member here Futurefd.
that looks great! can't wait to see the final result.
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Old 05-10-2015, 05:36 PM
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Finally installed everything. Only room I had was directly to the back of the glove box. 8 gauge power from the battery to a 100amp circuit breaker to a 100amp fuse block. Have my panel switches piggy-backing off one another with a 15a fuse and the map light with a 5a fuse.
I'll be installing the cargo lights and relay next weekend and hook them up to the switch panel.

At this point this should be in the "Project Log" section, but I'll keep it here.
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Old 05-10-2015, 08:11 PM
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Isn't 8 gauge wire a little thin for 100 amp circuit?
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Old 05-11-2015, 07:49 AM
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Isn't 8 gauge wire a little thin for 100 amp circuit?
For the short distance from the battery to the circuit breaker and the fuse block being a little over 4'; the 8 gauge wire can easily manage 100 amps at that length according to the chart I'm using below.

http://vk3kid.org/wp-content/uploads...ingdiagram.jpg

Perhaps I should have used a 4 gauge, but I'm not planning on running any high amp/watt accessories. If I do I can simply swap out the wires.

Thanks for asking.
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Old 05-11-2015, 07:51 AM
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Nice and clean I like it
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Old 05-11-2015, 08:10 AM
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Nice and clean I like it
Much obliged. I need to check out what you've done to your Ranger.
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Old 05-12-2015, 07:34 PM
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Made a new panel. 1/4" longer than the first one so there is more space behind the switches for the push-on terminals. Now there's plenty of room.
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Old 05-15-2015, 08:27 PM
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Wired in the custom cargo lights to the panel. Working as planned. Ran power from fuse block to relay then grounded relay and added the accessory power from the relay to the switch and then ran the wire from the relay through the firewall on the driver side and followed the existing wires along the bottom frame to the back, up through the bed wall behind the tail-light and up to the lights in the canopy.
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Old 05-17-2015, 07:36 AM
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Another view of the custom cargo LED's.
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