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post #1 of 27 Old 04-05-2008, 10:41 AM Thread Starter
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I need a relay switch.

I'm going to put a Blue Sea box in today and need to pick up a relay. I really want to pretend that I know what I'm talking about in the auto parts store, so what exactly am I asking for?
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post #2 of 27 Old 04-05-2008, 12:14 PM
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Just ask for a 12v automotive relay. 30 AMP rating. Here's a primer for you
http://www.teamrocs.com/technical/pa...lay_basics.htm
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The usual service for such a device is as a horn relay.

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Thanks guys. Appreciate it!
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Aux lighting relays typically have high, 30 - 40, amp ratings.

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Relay Switch

This should make it a little easier.
RadioShack # 275-226 12V DC/30A SPST Automotive Relay. $6.79
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post #7 of 27 Old 04-06-2008, 08:37 AM
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12-volt coil, single-pole, single-throw, normally open with contacts rated at least 30 amps. Or what any of the other guys said.

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Awesome. I'm going to get one this morning. I was searching some of the Blue Sea threads and you guys have done some pretty slick installs. It's too bad that we lose a fair bit of underseat storage.
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There are places to put one that are more out of the way but you lose the convenience of replacing fuses easily. My fuse block is unswitched (intentionally) however one circuit does control a relay connected to a terminal strip for things that I do want switched. All of that is mounted behind the left side pod. I think one would also fit way back under the tail but you'd have to remove the rear fender to replace a fuse. It's a tradeoff between convenience and storage space.

FYI I've had one for my VFR since last summer and still have not found a single place large enough to mount it. Honda used virtually every cubic inch for something or other. Underseat storage is virtually non-existant and there is no space under the fairing that I've been able to find. Be glad Suzuki at least left room for one

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FYI I've had one for my VFR since last summer and still have not found a single place large enough to mount it. Honda used virtually every cubic inch for something or other. Underseat storage is virtually non-existant and there is no space under the fairing that I've been able to find.
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