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Accessory Fuse Block

Got tired of trying to cram more wires onto the battery terminal so I found this little fuse block. Thought I would put it out there for anyone interested.

The placement was fairly precise to avoid interfering with the seat. It is taller than I would have liked but it just fits in there perfectly.

For the wiring, I ran a 12G wire from the battery with a 40A inline fuse to a 40A relay The relay can be seen in the pic right in front of the fuse block. I used some self adhesive Velcro to secure the relay. The signal wire for the relay comes from the accessory connector up under the left side faring by the radiator. The fuse block is only energized with the key ON.

So far on the fuse block I have:
Driving lights and voltmeter (on the same fuse)
Sound Bomb horn
Heated Grips
Accessory charging routed into my tank bag (not pictured)

Here is a link for the fuse block (item #73897) at Del City.
https://www.delcity.net/store/ATC-&-...FdKFfgodSQABsg
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Got tired of trying to cram more wires onto the battery terminal so I found this little fuse block. Thought I would put it out there for anyone interested.

The placement was fairly precise to avoid interfering with the seat. It is taller than I would have liked but it just fits in there perfectly.

For the wiring, I ran a 12G wire from the battery with a 40A inline fuse to a 40A relay The relay can be seen in the pic right in front of the fuse block. I used some self adhesive Velcro to secure the relay. The signal wire for the relay comes from the accessory connector up under the left side faring by the radiator. The fuse block is only energized with the key ON.

So far on the fuse block I have:
Driving lights and voltmeter (on the same fuse)
Sound Bomb horn
Heated Grips
Accessory charging routed into my tank bag (not pictured)

Here is a link for the fuse block (item #73897) at Del City.
https://www.delcity.net/store/ATC-&-...FdKFfgodSQABsg
Nice professional looking job, I would have run either 2 #12 gauge wires or a 10 gauge, that short of distance probably wouldn't see much difference, however your fuse block is 8 gauge or equal to 2 #12 wires.

I would recommend you make up a legend and put it in a zip lock bag, 3 circuits should be easy to remember, however I have had those days when I draw a blank with what is what.BTW that is a very reasonable price. If you don't mind, could you copy this post to the How To Forum, and add any additional pictures you might have. http://www.kawasakiversys.com/forums...sion-baby.html
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Personally I would be a LITTLE concerned w/ the 'lack-of-protection' for all those HOT leads coming off your Accessory Fuse Block. (I see the clear cover, but it looks like it doesn't cover the BOTTOM of those connections.)

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Personally I would be a LITTLE concerned w/ the 'lack-of-protection' for all those HOT leads coming off your Accessory Fuse Block. (I see the clear cover, but it looks like it doesn't cover the BOTTOM of those connections.)
I'll post a couple more pics give a better perspective. Yeah the terminals don't have a guard over them. Its mostly just air under them, the block has a 1/2 inch standoff under the terminals and the position of the block is where they hang over the edge of the ECU bracket.

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...If you don't mind, could you copy this post to the How To Forum, and add any additional pictures you might have. http://www.kawasakiversys.com/forums...sion-baby.html
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looks nice, im running about the same set up on mine. i engraved the name of what each fuse was for on the lid. you can do it with just a bic pen and press hard and take your time.. and as for the leads coming off you can coat them in liquid tape or hot glue and it will isolate and protect them
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... and as for the leads coming off you can coat them in liquid tape or hot glue and it will isolate and protect them
GOOD suggestion silviefox...!

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and as for the leads coming off you can coat them in liquid tape or hot glue and it will isolate and protect them
I like it! Never even considered liquid tape.

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I like it! Never even considered liquid tape.
love that crap.. i personally like the paint on more then the stray on

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You can wire this to encapsulated relay you can purchase complete with socket for < $3 online, giving you a switched power supply at a small fraction of the cost of purchasing one from someplace like TwistedThrottle or Revzilla.

I sourced my from AliExpress.com (price was $3 for two including shipping) also check Ebay.com.

I only have a 12v socket and heated gear so it is not really worth doing on my bike.
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You can wire this to encapsulated relay you can purchase complete with socket for < $3 online, giving you a switched power supply at a small fraction of the cost of purchasing one from someplace like TwistedThrottle or Revzilla.

I sourced my from AliExpress.com (price was $3 for two including shipping) also check Ebay.com.

I only have a 12v socket and heated gear so it is not really worth doing on my bike.
looks like he already has a relay (just down and to the right of the fuse box)

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You can wire this to encapsulated relay you can purchase complete with socket for < $3 online, giving you a switched power supply at a small fraction of the cost of purchasing one from someplace like TwistedThrottle or Revzilla.

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looks like he already has a relay (just down and to the right of the fuse box)
Yep, I found two 40A sealed relays for about $10 (don't remember where...eBay possibly). The only thing is they didn't have a mounting tab but I just used Velcro to hold it in place.

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I dropped in a Rowe PDM60 for all those connections. Simple, clean and easy to install.
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I dropped in a Rowe PDM60 for all those connections. Simple, clean and easy to install.
Same here!

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