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Boat battery setup

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I would like to set up a new set of connection posts in my battery compartment to clean up the wiring. I could leave all of my electronics currently connected to my starting battery permanently connected to clean the rats nest up a little. Than I would only need to connect my main cables and the lead to the other connectors if I am pulling the battery out for the year if that makes sense. Anyone do this or know where I could get non corrosive parts to do this with? I don't think I am doing a very good job of painting the picture...

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For about $15.00 Cabela's has a fuseblock that works nice and I'm sure other retailers have some to offer as well. Can't make one yourself for that price.

Bob

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Ideally, all you have for connections to your battery are the motor's cables and one set of leads that run to a fuse block at console / operators station.

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I'm assuming he doesn't have a console or fuseblock. In this case, installing a fuse block would be a good idea.

Bob

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Understood Bob. But, it would be a way to clean up his battery wiring.

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yep no fuse block,

Sounds like thats what I should go with

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yep no fuse block,

Sounds like thats what I should go with

I put one in my boat last fall. I've got about half my accessories moved over to it and will do the rest this spring. It's definitely a lot nicer than having 10 sets of wires, each with an inline fuse, attached to the battery.

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While it would be a bit of work to do it, the benefits are definitely there.

There is less change of a battery grounding / corrosion issue with less contacts on the post, and it's a lot easier troubleshooting a block of fuses than each individual inline fuse.

If you're going to go the route of a fuseblock, be sure to get one with a ground block, or purchase a separate ground block. It'll make wiring a lot easier.

marine_man

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