I have the EB PC-8 but have used all of the six switched circuits. I am looking to drop in the Blue Sea 12 maybe and to reuse the EB relay/harness for $40 as I have read a few have done. The Blue Sea 12 is a bit bigger but it fits in the 1000. It has outstanding reviews as well as the EB and Denali. It supports 30A per circuit. I think motorcycles are the main use from the reviews. 3.32"W x 5.2"H x 1.52"D
I can't tell the amp rating on the block from the website, but it probably says so somewhere on the package. It's made for automobiles, so I imagine it's fine for bikes. Not as convenient as the Eastern Beaver PC8 (which is what I have), but it is cheaper. However, unless you want it to always be hot, you're going to have to make a relay for it. Amazon has automotive relays and relay sockets for as low as about 5 dollars each....maybe lower, I didn't do a lot of searching.
Centech makes a fuse panel for about $56.00, available from Amazon.
I used the Blue Sea 5025, I think I paid $27, it's too large to fit under the rear side covers, but it fits in the tray under the seat just fine. For me, the six circuits is plenty. Just add a relay, some wire, connectors and your ready to go.
I don't understand the need for a relay. My aftermarket led lights have a relay and I also have the heated grips which I think have a relay inline. My power outlet for heated gear goes directly to the battery. What does the relay do?
I think I will make all 12 circuits switched on the relay. I have a direct Battery Tender jr power cord that I can use for the tire air compressor I carry. I power everything (except the Sena on my helmet) and most devices I have are very low current like two phones and two cameras (front/rear). The Garmin Zumo GPS doesn't use much or the Cobra radar detector (under beak). The two sets of LEDs (Denali DR1s and MondoMotos on crash bars) draw a little more but that is eight devices right there. I am using two double port USB power sources. One front and one rear besides the 12V outlet. No heated things. I have AdMore LED lighting in the Givi V47 but it adapts into the tail light wiring directly. There are three add-on relays. I guess I like gadgets. You should have seen the instrument cluster on my little homebuilt light sport airplane. :surprise:
I knew I could have put a fusebox together using auto parts store components, but by the time I would have finished buying a fusebox, relay, wires, connector, etc, I was well on the way to the cost of the Eastern Beaver PC8. With the plug and play convenience and compact size, it's a tough unit to beat.
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