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Started building my electrical sub-panel which sits in a Lexan tray above the battery.

Tray is made from 8"x10" piece of Lexan. It will sit above the battery. Yes, it has a crack in it.



I am using a 12 circuit + ground fuse block, 12 circuit terminal block, 10 screw buss bar and 5 relays. Lots of velcro and terminal ends.

It looks complex but it is not. Just the same 4 relay connections repeated over and over.







Relay wiring:

-White is the relay trigger (pin 86) that goes to the rocker switch.
-Black is the relay ground (pin 85) and connects to the ground buss.
-Blue is the load + power input (pin 30) and connects to the fuse block. Fuses will be selected based upon what the relay will power.
-Yellow is the load + power output (pin 87) and connects to the terminal block. I also ran grounds to the terminal block to provide 5 pairs of relay switched + and - connections.

The 10 screw buss bar will connect to the 12v key-on switched power I pulled from the accessory outlet circuit. It will be feed the rocker switches that trigger the relays along with my heater relay and winch trigger.

Next I need to make up the switch harness and install the switches.

Stay tuned.



I blame Rob and James for making me need new tires & safety harnesses.
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Looks great BM, are those connectors crimped then heated to give a waterproof seal?
 

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looks awesome monkey!!
im dreading doing my electrical. i keep reading and reading but the more i read the more confused i get. lol


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Looks great. I like how you explain the relay hookups and you can clearly see where the fuses and ground wires go.

That reference should be a big help to other forum members!
 

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looks awesome monkey!!
im dreading doing my electrical. i keep reading and reading but the more i read the more confused i get. lol


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M0nkeys pic and wire diagram helps clear up some things about how to bring in the relays on the heavy items.

If I can get through this as a non-experienced, no skill havin yuppie, I know for sure you'll be able to breeze through this. For you, it's just a matter of snipping the right wires on your light bar harness. It's very doable. GO FORTH AND CONQUER!
 

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i really wana tackle it this week but i have a ride this saturday and dont want to be all tore apart so maybe ill push it back to next week. lol........eventually im going to have to stop putting it off and try it but i dont want to miss out on rides cuz my buggy is down


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maybe ill just wait till winter. i dont ride much in the winter


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Looks great BM, are those connectors crimped then heated to give a waterproof seal?
Yes crimp and heat shrink.

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Those lemons ain't too shabby either.
 

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i really wana tackle it this week but i have a ride this saturday and dont want to be all tore apart so maybe ill push it back to next week. lol........eventually im going to have to stop putting it off and try it but i dont want to miss out on rides cuz my buggy is down


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Best way to gain confidence IMO is to bench test the setup using a battery. This way you don't risk hurting any other electronics and you will gain a better understanding of how that small circuit works. If you need any help I will be happy to assist.
 
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Started building my electrical sub-panel which sits in a Lexan tray above the battery.

Tray is made from 8"x10" piece of Lexan. It will sit above the battery. Yes, it has a crack in it.



I am using a 12 circuit + ground fuse block, 12 circuit terminal block, 10 screw buss bar and 5 relays. Lots of velcro and terminal ends.

It looks complex but it is not. Just the same 4 relay connections repeated over and over.







Relay wiring:

-White is the relay trigger (pin 86) that goes to the rocker switch.
-Black is the relay ground (pin 85) and connects to the ground buss.
-Blue is the load + power input (pin 30) and connects to the fuse block. Fuses will be selected based upon what the relay will power.
-Yellow is the load + power output (pin 87) and connects to the terminal block. I also ran grounds to the terminal block to provide 5 pairs of relay switched + and - connections.

The 10 screw buss bar will connect to the 12v key-on switched power I pulled from the accessory outlet circuit. It will be feed the rocker switches that trigger the relays along with my heater relay and winch trigger.

Next I need to make up the switch harness and install the switches.

Stay tuned.



I blame Rob and James for making me need new tires & safety harnesses.
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Looks nice...please provide your resources for parts. I will be following and may do something similar.
 

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Best way to gain confidence IMO is to bench test the setup using a battery. This way you don't risk hurting any other electronics and you will gain a better understanding of how that small circuit works. If you need any help I will be happy to assist.


thanks ricochet. i appreciate it!!


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Switch harness is done and bench test is complete! Just need to make up the power leads, cut a hole for the switches and install it.





Daisy chained the ground and + going to the switches.



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Clean and professional. Hat's off.
 

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