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6 bank fuse block Q?

i just picked up a fuse block that can hold up to 6- 30A fuses for circuits.

i got it cause my truck looks like a rats nest and i was wondering what size auto wire do i need to run from the battery to the fuse block? i got 4-15A 1-3A and 1-10A circuits.

Amd do i also need a fuse between the new wire from the battery to the fuse block if the wire is going to be about 2' long?

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anyone?? id like to get this thing installed tomorrow
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To the second part of your question, I'd guess that yes, a fuse would be good. Because otherwise you have a possible 2 feet of wire to burn up.

As to the gauge of the wire, I say a range of 6-10, so i would go 8 gauge.
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thats what i was thinking, or just match the gauge on my battery thats on there now?
what size fuse should i run for like a 8gauge wire and what kind of fuse? like a fuse u would use on an amp?
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Does the ranger fuse block have a "master fuse"? Find the highest watt fuse in the ranger fuse manual and use that I'd guess.
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ok ill take a look.

o and by the way nice Alaskan fish!! looks very kool
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Thanks, by the way i just tried to give you educated advice. So take it with a grain of salt and google.
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I know 10 is rated for 30 amps.I think 8 is rated for 40 but I can't find my reference book to be sure.
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i ran 8 to my fuse block. the big question is where are you going to mount it ? I couldn't find a spot big enough to mount my 6 gang block under the hood . i ended up putting it where the jumpseats would be if i had that option on my truck.



I have since put the plastic cover back. i drilled a little hole and brought the wires up , looks clean. the cool thing about this spot is there is plenty of room to leave a service loop , i left about 2 feet on all the wires. The bad thing is you have to pull up the carpet and fish the wires in there every time you want to add something to the block but there is a factory notch to pass teh wire through by the seatbelt.
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Glad to hear your finally fixing the rats nest, now all you need is some wire loom and you'll be good to go.
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i just picked up a fuse block that can hold up to 6- 30A fuses for circuits.

i got it cause my truck looks like a rats nest and i was wondering what size auto wire do i need to run from the battery to the fuse block? i got 4-15A 1-3A and 1-10A circuits.
Your fuse panel is going to allow you to distribute a total of 73 amps maximum (round up to 75). This means the wire feeding your fuse panel must be able to support 75 amps at two feet in length. Use 10 gauge wire for this. You should fuse this main power feed at the battery with a fuse no more than 100 amps. (that length of 10 gauge wire can handle it and they may not make a 75 amp fuse).
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i got a Blue plastic armor stuff like the black round plastic stuff on out rangers but a blue to match the intake and filter.

i'm going ot try to get it in the engine bay! but i sont know how that will work lol i think i found a spot?

ok i got some 10awg, so it should hold and just get a fuse holder and a 100A fuse for line side of the fuse block and keep close as possible to batery right?
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At 100 amps, you can use as much as 10 feet of 10 gauge wire. The should be within a foot of the battery.
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ok good.

thanx man ill post pics on how it comes out. BUT THE DAMN RAIN HAS TO STOP!!!
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ok good.

thanx man ill post pics on how it comes out. BUT THE DAMN RAIN HAS TO STOP!!!

x2. I picked one up yesterday and probably won't be able to put it in until next week.

This rain stinks.
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well i had nothing to do at work today and decided to use my bosses garage lol

i got a 1.5' peice of 10g and the biggest that napa had for a fuse was a 40A, they did have a 60A but they dint have a holder for it so i went with a standard blade plug in fuse.

i mounted near the battery on the drivers side front fender, i got my strobes on it, reverse lights, randome switches and my Hellas on it and its holding good but i lloking for a bigger main fuse still.

now all i got to do is sleve my blue plastic armor orver all the lines. now that wont be untill next week i think. but its starting to look better.
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