Compact power distribution block for under dash

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  1. funknut

    funknut Well-Known Member

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    Looking for opinions/links to a compact power distribution solution to put under the dash. I'm adding some gauges and would like to run a single switched 12v and ground to a distribution block of some kind. Would like to have each circuit fused, but they are all relatively low-load items (gauges, O2 sensors, etc.), so I'd be willing to consider just a single fuse for all the accessories. Something a little fancier than the usual bus bar.

    this would fit the bill, but it's absolutely massive:

    https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B078N343XK/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o01_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

    Thoughts, recommendations and experiences appreciated.

    Thanks.
     
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    Are you trying to electrically isolate the circuits? There are some nice compact options for power distribution if you want split the +12v and use chassis ground.
     
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    • 493 Mike

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        Try Ron Francis, Painless or Buss, all of them should have options Buss being the least expensive.
         
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        • funknut

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          No, don't need to isolate them necessarily, chassis ground would be just fine. Just want something that will help me keep things tidy and have it out of the way of the factory harness.

          Some good suggestions in the thread already, looks like changing up my search terms was what I needed.

          Thanks everyone.
           
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          • Hemi 354

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            I use the ones that 493 Mike suggested. I placed them under my dash and isolated all the circuits. Works great !
             
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                American autowire has a nice one with 5 fuses in it, kinda pricey. I also got one from crutchfield audio no fuses very small has screwdown allen set screw connectors was pretty cheap also
                 
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                  Went to Napa and got one with 6 fuses for cheap. They had several types and sizes right on the shelf!
                   
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