Second battery for small items?

njnewb Jan 3, 2017

  1. njnewb

    njnewb Test Drive

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    Hello, currently planning on setting up some light bars, CB radio, and maybe some fog lights. Will I need a second battery for this stuff or just a electrical distribution box type deal?

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  2. Muadeeb

    Muadeeb Bastard Admin from Hell Admin

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    Nah, just a fusible distribution block will be fine. With switches and relays to control the individual loads

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  3. JeffPro4x

    JeffPro4x Hot Pipe Moderator Supporting Member

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    Yep. What Deeb said. Highly recommend Blue Sea for the fuse box. OTRATTW for switches and any Bosch type relay.

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  4. shumanchu

    shumanchu Bought an X

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    I'll add that you should probably get a fully potted, waterproof relay. Also, you could consider getting relays with matching waterproof wiring harnesses, but those are rather expensive. I think just as long as the relay itself is waterproof and you install it in a good spot you should be fine.
     
  5. JeffPro4x

    JeffPro4x Hot Pipe Moderator Supporting Member

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    Yeah. Didn't think of that since all of my stuff is inside the truck

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  6. njnewb

    njnewb Test Drive

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    Yeah I found a pretty good thread with a whole lay out of the wiring, it's all just rather intimidating since I'm no electrician. Fuse box looks solid tho

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