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Old 05-13-2009
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Out of room on positive terminal

Hi guys,

Is there a splitter that can go on the positive terminal for adding +12V leads? Between my CB,amp, and an off-road light I've crowded the stock clamp. The only thing I'm finding online are distribution blocks for running car stereo stuff...maybe those would be fine?

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linkyyyyy?????
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you can always plud in lights into a fuse box or you can do what I did and buy a yellow top Optima.
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linkyyyyy?????
If you mean regarding the distribution block...
http://www.expressionsofstyle.com/in...or-blocks.html
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There is another spot to get B+ power, right before the underhood fuse box there is a little cover you should be able to get to it.
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I used the power distribution box right next to the fuse box.

Your right near me, do you go to UNC?
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They do make such an item your looking for, i'll have to find it in my Keystone book.


They go on the Postive terminal, or go on the clamp part. But i have seen them.
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Ok well....that was easier then i thought, here is a direct link to what you can use.

http://www.wirthco.com/battery-fuse-...7_75-l-en.html

good luck, should be able to go to your local parts store and tell them the comany name and part number and bingo....your part will be on its way
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You will want item 30703....sorry about all the posts
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Thanks for the ideas guys!

Trent, yeah I got a job at UNC about 2yrs ago and moved out here from Houston. I love it here, a lot of great outdoor opportunities close by.

Dally that's what I had in mind to uncrowd the clamp thanks for linking it. I'll also check out the junction Trent mentioned.
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Another option, at least one I am using to distribute battery power to my driving lights,is to use barrier strips (I got mine from radio shack) they look like this and you can get them with more posts than in this photo, the one I used has 8:


You can see the barrier strip in this photo of the inside of my light relay box in my truck on the right side of the box underneath the relay.



I have one power wire coming in from the power distro studs on the front of the engine bay Fuse/power distribution box.
A handy thing is you can get jumpers to connect the posts together so you only have to run one power (or ground) to the block and can connect as many things as you have open posts for:


I cut one in half and use 4 connections for power and 4 for grounds for the relays in the above box.
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Thanks for all the ideas guys, I'll check out the local radioshack and see if that piece will do the job.
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http://www.westmarine.com/webapp/wcs...9&classNum=295

I have this one from West Marine. I have the main power coming off the power distribution box positive terminal. I can even use it as a space for additional grounding because it is designed for boats and has ground terminals too.
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