Fusebox under seat Max amp draw ?

Ghost

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I'm installing another radio in my truck, I need to know the max amp draw of this red positive plug ?
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jimmyjam

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how lucky do you feel?

people run 500w amplifiers (~35A @ 14.4V) without issues...

you might be able to go as high as 50A. I personally wouldn't.

Its fused to 125A, I would not run 125A through that 6ga cable
 

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jimmyjam said:
how lucky do you feel?

people run 500w amplifiers (~35A @ 14.4V) without issues...

you might be able to go as high as 50A. I personally wouldn't.

Its fused to 125A, I would not run 125A through that 6ga cable

Gotcha....the rig is 13.9A so ill be fine. I guess ill use the seat bolt as a ground...unless there's a better spot ??
 

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djthumper said:
What kind of radio are you adding?

Astro spectra p25 homie FTW
 

djthumper

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That will handle it just fine, I have 4 radios and my inverter connected to that with power poles. There should be a ground near by, If I need to I can go look at mine and let you know where it is.
 

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djthumper said:
That will handle it just fine, I have 4 radios and my inverter connected to that with power poles. There should be a ground near by, If I need to I can go look at mine and let you know where it is.

Please do let me know ! I went ahead and used the hot pole and use one of my exciseting (can't spell) power cables coming off the battery for the negative (ground). I know the seat bolts will not work in the back.
I'm not comfortable with a 20' ground wire lol
 

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Just got this in today for $75 shipped of fleabay. If you know about mother /v\ than you know this was a good deal :smile:View attachment 29737
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C-ya

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Didn't think about using that fuse panel for power. Now I have a good power hookup for my FT-100D if I decide to mobile it. I used the power seat wires for an FT-212RH 45W VHF rig mounted in the center console. It was nice to be able to run the power and coax under the console and keep it nice and neat. Just have to come up with a more concealed/direct route for the coax coming into the cabin.

DJ, when I get back to Vegas, I'll have to look you up. I have a customer up in Apex. I'm a RACES member for Berrien County, MI.

KD8HDP
 

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I use the stud for battery charging and a 120V inverter drawing up to 75 Amps. I'm also careful to not run the power seats or all four windows at the same time, which are the big current hogs in the rear fuse block that come through the megafuse up front.
 

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C-ya said:
Didn't think about using that fuse panel for power. Now I have a good power hookup for my FT-100D if I decide to mobile it. I used the power seat wires for an FT-212RH 45W VHF rig mounted in the center console. It was nice to be able to run the power and coax under the console and keep it nice and neat. Just have to come up with a more concealed/direct route for the coax coming into the cabin.

DJ, when I get back to Vegas, I'll have to look you up. I have a customer up in Apex. I'm a RACES member for Berrien County, MI.

KD8HDP

Our club has their repeaters up on Apex Peak. Let me know the next time you come to town.
 

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djthumper said:
Let me know the next time you come to town.

Sounds good!
 

Mark20

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I also use the power stud in the rear Voy fuse box for my 2m/440 amateur radio. I do cheat and use the body as a return and all has been fine.
 

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Ghost

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djthumper said:
Power stud and then a bolt below it for the ground.

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Is there anyway to remove the plastic shroud around the box ??? Looks like yours is gone or cut ? I managed to cross thread my ground in my new battery so I have no way of disconnecting the battery and its a super tight space to ratchet this ground nut
 

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Ghost said:
Is there anyway to remove the plastic shroud around the box ??? Looks like yours is gone or cut ? I managed to cross thread my ground in my new battery so I have no way of disconnecting the battery and its a super tight space to ratchet this ground nut

Yes you can, I did this, by accident. You have to remove the whole seat though, since you've got an EXT, then the fuse box casing pops out.
 

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Blckshdw said:
Yes you can, I did this, by accident. You have to remove the whole seat though, since you've got an EXT, then the fuse box casing pops out.

I ended up wrapping the red wire with canvas and ratcheting the ground nut. Everything is installed. Here's some pics
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djthumper

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Ghost said:
I ended up wrapping the red wire with canvas and ratcheting the ground nut. Everything is installed. Here's some pics
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The coax needs to be separated from the power wires if you get a lot of noise. They should never really run parallel to each other that close. I hope the rest of it is working fine.
 

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djthumper said:
The coax needs to be separated from the power wires if you get a lot of noise. They should never really run parallel to each other that close. I hope the rest of it is working fine.

Yup, it is. Yea I know the "theory" but, wanted a clean install. Its working fine. This isn't my first install. I have had many dualband rigs in this vehicle and @ one time a icom ic7000 :thumbup:
 

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Ghost said:
Yup, it is. Yea I know the "theory" but, wanted a clean install. Its working fine. This isn't my first install. I have had many dualband rigs in this vehicle and @ one time a icom ic7000 :thumbup:

And you are just now using the fusebox for power? That was one of the first things I thought of when I saw it.
 

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djthumper said:
And you are just now using the fusebox for power? That was one of the first things I thought of when I saw it.

4 awg from battery to rear with a rig runner but, I removed all that last winter. Probably going to reinstall it this winter...was going to sell the TB but I'm just going to keep it and put all the gear back.
 

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Ghost said:
4 awg from battery to rear with a rig runner but, I removed all that last winter. Probably going to reinstall it this winter...was going to sell the TB but I'm just going to keep it and put all the gear back.

I was going to run the rig runner but decided to just use the powerpole strips that will handle 6 connections rated at 60 amps. I have 2 radios hidden under the back seat.
 

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djthumper said:
I was going to run the rig runner but decided to just use the powerpole strips that will handle 6 connections rated at 60 amps. I have 2 radios hidden under the back seat.

Right on, what radios you got in the tb?
 

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Ghost said:
Right on, what radios you got in the tb?
Right now I have a Kenwood TMD710, ICOM IC 2820 and a ICOM IC221. I am trying to decide what to add for HF since my upgrade.
 

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djthumper said:
Right now I have a Kenwood TMD710, ICOM IC 2820 and a ICOM IC221. I am trying to decide what to add for HF since my upgrade.

IC-7000
Or Motorola mobat HF(only $3000.00)
Kenwood ts-2000 I think you can use the tmd-710a control head for remote ops.
 

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Ghost said:
IC-7000
Or Motorola mobat HF(only $3000.00)
Kenwood ts-2000 I think you can use the tmd-710a control head for remote ops.
I think I may go more portability and ease of removal so I can take it backpacking and on SAR missions easier.
 

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djthumper said:
I think I may go more portability and ease of removal so I can take it backpacking and on SAR missions easier.

Than ic7000 or the Yaesu FT857D
 

C-ya

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Ghost said:
Yaesu FT857D

I have the predecessor - FT100D. It's my base radio at the moment. If I mobile it, I'll have to hunt down a separator kit for it since I sold mine. :hissyfit: :cry:
 

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C-ya said:
I have the predecessor - FT100D. It's my base radio at the moment. If I mobile it, I'll have to hunt down a separator kit for it since I sold mine. :hissyfit: :cry:

Yikes the ft100d I wouldn't put that in the mobile. BTW there's the icom 706mk2g (nice radio).
 

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Ghost said:
Yikes the ft100d I wouldn't put that in the mobile. BTW there's the icom 706mk2g (nice radio).
There were too many problems with the FT100D while mobile... The 706 is not longer made... I had the original one but it died.
 

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djthumper said:
There were too many problems with the FT100D while mobile... The 706 is not longer made... I had the original one but it died.

I've had.plenty of mint and used 706s.from good ol eBay. Yea hint why I said yikes about the 100d in a mobile setting.
 

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Ghost said:
I've had.plenty of mint and used 706s.from good ol eBay. Yea hint why I said yikes about the 100d in a mobile setting.

If I still have my mounts and tuner still I might just look for one.
 

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djthumper said:
If I still have my mounts and tuner still I might just look for one.

The LDG tuners will tune anything and I mean anything !!!!! I've tried using a metal coat hanger on 10m and 20m. Mind you it sucks but the radio was happy ! I miss my 706mk2g & IC7000. but I really like my xts2500i, xts5000 and xts3000 :smile: had to sell them to start.my Motorola commercial p25 collection.
Cruddy can't PM you ?
 

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Well if I still have the AT 180 I can at least sell it. :biggrin:
 

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