Mounting fuse box

Mounting fuse box

Postby spectre01 on Tue, 05 Nov 2019 6:47 +0000

Hi,

Has anyone ever mounted a fusebox in the empty pocket up behind the left wheel arch?

Its half out of the way, might get a bit wet, but the panel doesnt appear to have any debris/ splash marks etc from the last 10k driving bitumen, dirt, wet roads etc.

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Space is perfect size to fit something like the attached.
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Thinking could run fused 8b&s to it from main battery, then split off anderson into tray, anderson to trailer & leave a good junction point to add any extras to tray, lights etc.

Not stressed over dual battery setups etc. yet.

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Re: Mounting fuse box

Postby SurferSR5 on Wed, 06 Nov 2019 4:05 +0000

I can't offer you much in relation to the fuse box idea, location...

But.

Stopped by just to say nice MS paint skills. ;)
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Re: Mounting fuse box

Postby DeadlyBeast on Wed, 06 Nov 2019 5:00 +0000

It would be possible and outta sight but gotta consider changing the fuses / ease of access for accessory lines... maybe an access panel cut into the inner tub skin?
No creek crossings in the distant future? Mounting above the tray line would help mitigate water ingress
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Re: Mounting fuse box

Postby spectre01 on Wed, 06 Nov 2019 5:50 +0000

SurferSR5 wrote:I can't offer you much in relation to the fuse box idea, location...

But.

Stopped by just to say nice MS paint skills. ;)



Made my day... I knew there was a reason I signed up for this forum.

ALSO, temporarily mounted it there to see. Would be nice to find a waterproof unit. Its as high if not higher than the headlight leveller on the rear suspension & another electronic box ?brake controller"? up in the rear.
Creek crossings up to axle line is the max for me. More sand a possible issue.

If its no good, ill move it.

WOW these are big pictures... I'll edit & try again.

Please note only the Anderson plug is connected at the moment.

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Anderson plug in rear of tray. Wires fed up & through opening under the top rail near the rear.


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Re: Mounting fuse box

Postby DeadlyBeast on Wed, 06 Nov 2019 6:34 +0000

Nice one. Good to see someone think outside the box
It may still get fairly wet and full of crud in that location but that unit could fit into a water tight box like a junction box you can get from bunnings - just a matter of sealing up where the power feeds in and out.
Possibly easier and more reliable to mount it inside the tub with sika flex where the Anderson plug is then run output power from there
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Re: Mounting fuse box

Postby spectre01 on Wed, 06 Nov 2019 8:14 +0000

DeadlyBeast wrote:Nice one. Good to see someone think outside the box.


You mean outside the tub 8-)
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