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post #1 of 19 Old 11-04-2009, 06:06 PM Thread Starter
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The World's Best Fuse Box

I was listening to "Side Stand Up Radio" last night and they interviewed a guy that invented a really great fuse box for motorcycles. It allows you to hook up accessories to either be switched or non-switched easily - what I mean is you can hook up items directly powered to your battery or have accessories only powered when the bike is running.

I thought this was a great product and wanted to share it with you - check out the attached link.

http://fuzeblocks.com/
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The Centech AP-2 will do the same thing.
http://www.cyclegadgets.com/Products...t.asp?Item=CEN

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Yeah I bought a Centech AP-2, but would have bought the other one if it was shipping at the time I needed one. I like the ability to change from switched to unswitched just by moving the fuse. I also like the built-in place to write down what circuit is what because I change things all the time.

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my home made one does the same thing and has 3 more relays (4 total) all in half the space for the money



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my home made one does the same thing and has 3 more relays (4 total) all in half the space for the money
Why would you need 4 relays? Why not run all of your switched and fused accessories through 1 relay like this guy did?
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Why would you need 4 relays? Why not run all of your switched and fused accessories through 1 relay like this guy did?
1 relay for switched power
1 relay for auxillary horn
1 relay for auxillary driving light
1 relay for auxillary fog light

relays allow you to run lighter duty switchs and smaller wire to switch, also lets you run auxillary driving light on high beam only



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1 relay for switched power
1 relay for auxillary horn
1 relay for auxillary driving light
1 relay for auxillary fog light

relays allow you to run lighter duty switchs and smaller wire to switch, also lets you run auxillary driving light on high beam only
I'd sure love to see some pictures!

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The Fuzeblocks have been around for a couple of years now.

I tend to subscribe to Jim Davis' theory regarding switched and unswitched outlets. From his FAQ,

"1 - Why not give it more unswitched circuits?

- answer: In my experience I feel 2 is enough

2 - Why not give a choice of placing each fuse either switched or unswitched?

- answer: I feel this is not a good idea. It allows possible over capacity of the unswitched circuits by the customer, and could create a possible unbalanced or overload situation. (see #1)"

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I tend to subscribe to Jim Davis' theory regarding switched and unswitched outlets.
Nothing wrong with Jim's gear (I've bought plenty of it), but his opinion on how many circuits switched and unswitched (or the fear of overload) doesn't necessarily apply to everyone.

The Fuseblock system is a lot like a blank service panel for your house wiring. You can configure it the way you want and change it quickly if your needs change. I move things around all the time on the AP2 and it's more involved than simply moving a fuse.

I do use Anderson Powerpole connectors to move circuits between switched and unswitched (among other reasons). Having that functionality in the fuseblock itself would be a big plus for me.

Now see, I've just talked myself into buying a Fuseblock...or maybe two. I also have power distribution in the front cowl.

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I have a fuzeblock on my GSPD. Very Small and has a built in relay. I don't particularly care for wire connection(tighten with a screw vs ringlet connection). On a motorcycle there are a lot of "other" factors out there. Vibration, road conditions, rain etc. I run a Blue Seas on my Strom because I have the space under the seat. The Fuzeblock is a very good product.


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