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post #1 of 39 Old 02-19-2011, 08:11 PM Thread Starter
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How To Wire Your Accessories Using Relays


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Make sure you add a fuse to the wires coming from your battery! A 25A inline fuse should work fine. Another option is to use a fuse block going from the battery to power several different accessories. Here is a picture of a simple fuse block. Each lug on the block will go to a different relay. One relay per accessory.



Here is the schematic of how to wire your accessories using a fuse block instead of the inline fuse that is shown on the diagram in the video.



**If you are considering using the EMP switch panel that is shown in a post farther down in this thread, keep in mind that the wiring method I am showing you here WILL NOT WORK with that product. I will go one step further and write that I do not recommend using that product as they have wired it because it negates the use of relays and it relies on the switch to carry the full load of your accessories.**

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Hey RoadRage nice Demo Vid...i liked that...Thanks

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Thanks! I know for me it was always tough remembering exactly how to wire up those darn relays.
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R.R. nice instructions.
One thing I like to do when wiring up things in a vehicle is to install fuse box on a selinod so that when the key turned off the acc. all go off. It saves the battery and protects the acc. from shorts cirs could save from a fire.
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For reference - SPST means single "pole" single throw - ie one pole is switched. There are two "positions" for this type of switch, open and closed.

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nice vid.
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I really appreciate you taking the time to put that together!
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For reference - SPST means single "pole" single throw - ie one pole is switched. There are two "positions" for this type of switch, open and closed.

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Ya, I knew that. Not sure what I was thinking, but I wasn't going to go back and re-shoot the entire thing
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Well being an electrical tech for a couple of years this my friend is a very good write up with great detail and will save people loads of time and head scratching.

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Thanks for that great vid RR. Not the most mechanical guy on the site. Stuff like this keeps this site interesting.
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