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Old 03-02-2013, 05:16 PM   #31
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14 bucks and use a mini blade fuse to suit
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Old 03-04-2013, 07:42 AM   #32
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14 bucks and use a mini blade fuse to suit
Nicely done! Thanks for sharing that. I'm having second thoughts about my purchase now...Guess I can always peddle it in the Flea Market if I change my mind when it arrives...
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Old 03-04-2013, 10:27 AM   #33
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I went with the FUZEBLOCKS brand. Order placed so I'll post some pics of the install.
You won't regret it. It is a fine box that is easy for most to install.

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Old 03-04-2013, 10:58 AM   #34
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I went with the FUZEBLOCKS brand. Order placed so I'll post some pics of the install.
I recently installed one on my 1200RT. I can post some pictures up here soon too. Very easy to install. And it's working great on a few chargers and heated gear.
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Old 03-04-2013, 11:29 AM   #35
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By the way, I put one in my bike as well recently, just so you know I back my preference!





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Old 03-05-2013, 12:28 AM   #36
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PS Then again, if you place it on the front of your windscreen, and ride in the rain, you might have issues.
You know how many 80's bikes have their fuse blocks in exactly that place? Between the headlight and shield?

Those never seemed to have had problems.

water does surprisingly little to actually screw with DC electronics. The problem is corrosion, not really electrocution. AC however would be a shit show.

I was mounting an exposed block to someones bike when he digressed. So I took the whole thing over to a plastic bucket. Connected some cables to a battery, then 2ft later to an inline fuse, then to a set of $400 lights (my own).

I dropped the exposed inline fuse in the water and left it there while I worked on other stuff. 4hrs later and the lights were just starting to go out (battery was being drained).
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Old 03-05-2013, 04:56 AM   #37
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You know how many 80's bikes have their fuse blocks in exactly that place? Between the headlight and shield?

Those never seemed to have had problems.

water does surprisingly little to actually screw with DC electronics. The problem is corrosion, not really electrocution. AC however would be a shit show.

I was mounting an exposed block to someones bike when he digressed. So I took the whole thing over to a plastic bucket. Connected some cables to a battery, then 2ft later to an inline fuse, then to a set of $400 lights (my own).

I dropped the exposed inline fuse in the water and left it there while I worked on other stuff. 4hrs later and the lights were just starting to go out (battery was being drained).
All 100% true. 12 volts doesn't short easily. That is why they use it for out door lighting. Low amps helps too.

That said, I was just trying to make a point. One of my friends had his fuse block under his seat, but there was a hole in the fender and salt water from the roads caused his fuse block to go bad, ruined the relay.



See the RTV covering the hole behind the fuse block?



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Old 03-05-2013, 08:06 AM   #38
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Heated clothing

So...If I choose to use the FUZEBLOCK and want to run heated liner, gloves and pants it appears I will be over the 10@ per circuit current limit. How are you guys that run it addressing this?
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So...If I choose to use the FUZEBLOCK and want to run heated liner, gloves and pants it appears I will be over the 10@ per circuit current limit. How are you guys that run it addressing this?

I never had an issue. Unless you are running them 100% hot all the time you won't be anywhere near the limit. I run both gloves and jacket liner on one ten amp circuit.

You are over thinking this.

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Old 03-05-2013, 09:33 AM   #40
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I never had an issue. Unless you are running them 100% hot all the time you won't be anywhere near the limit. I run both gloves and jacket liner on one ten amp circuit.

You are over thinking this.

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Hi Jim, Liner: 6.4@, gloves 2.2@. The only problem I can foresee is adding pants on the same circuit which would put me over 12@ when going 100% on the controller. I've never run heated clothing so this is all new territory and I appreciate any advice or suggestions.
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Old 03-05-2013, 10:04 AM   #41
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14 bucks and use a mini blade fuse to suit
nice but all the wires are the same color, makes trouble shooting a PITA.
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Old 03-05-2013, 11:40 AM   #42
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Hi Jim, Liner: 6.4@, gloves 2.2@. The only problem I can foresee is adding pants on the same circuit which would put me over 12@ when going 100% on the controller. I've never run heated clothing so this is all new territory and I appreciate any advice or suggestions.
With the heat controller you are almost never at full blast. The individual circuits can really handle 15 amps. You will be fine.

Yes, I know they say ten each, but they are under rated IMHO.

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Old 03-05-2013, 02:17 PM   #43
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nice but all the wires are the same color, makes trouble shooting a PITA.
Look a bit closer - one side of the fuse is labeled with its destination. As long as the wires are run neatly, tracing them won't be too difficult.
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Old 03-05-2013, 03:06 PM   #44
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Here's a link to my Centech AP-2 fuse block. BTW< the unattached red wire is for my Stebel horn relay...this pic taken in mid-installation.

http://s244.beta.photobucket.com/use.../BMW%20R1200GS



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Old 03-05-2013, 03:11 PM   #45
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Hint for the R1200GS guys!

Pull the strap out and seal the hole. It is neater and keeps water from your rear wheel from splashing your fuse box.





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