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[aprssig] 12V wiring ideas

Charles Doughtie n5exy at yahoo.com
Sat Oct 29 11:17:47 UTC 2011

I have used Powerex and they are good do deal with. (Disclaimer - I am only a satisfied customer, not a stockholder, etc.)

When a replacement vehicle battery is needed, consider the universal type with both (I call 'em Ford and GM) top post and side connectors and you get an extra set of terminals for direct battery connection. 

--- On Sat, 10/29/11, Curt, WE7U <curt.we7u at gmail.com> wrote:

> From: Curt, WE7U <curt.we7u at gmail.com>
> Subject: Re: [aprssig] 12V wiring ideas
> To: "TAPR APRS Mailing List" <aprssig at tapr.org>
> Date: Saturday, October 29, 2011, 5:38 AM
> On Sat, 29 Oct 2011, david vanhorn
> wrote:
> > I'd like to find something that will let me transition
> from the #8 or #10 ga
> > hot and ground leads to powerpoles without having a
> huge clunky box.
> Check out powerwerx.  They have some stuff that would
> be a bit cleaner than the large metal boxes:
>     http://www.powerwerx.com/powerpole-power-distribution/
> I'd suggest going from the #8 or #10 cables directly to
> powerpoles, then plugging in one of their gadgets to give
> you more taps.  If you want a fuse per gadget you'll
> either have to go to the box-type distribution or add inline
> fuses at each device.
> I'm running #10 wires directly from the battery, fused at
> the battery (both leads), into a Saratoga power panel inside
> the passenger compartment. 

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