Recommended Fuse Box ???

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Recommended Fuse Box ???

Post by Motorman2061 » Thu Apr 07, 2022 4:12 pm

Howdy Uralites
In the process of adding several electrical accessories to my 2020 GP & wondered if anyone has experience with protected fuse/power boxes for the Ural ? And what might work for placement on a Ural ?

Electrical Add-Ons
Clearwater Lights (3)
Clearwater Billi Brake Lights (2)
Heated grips
Two leads for heated clothing
Air Horn
Power Outlet

Most of these have their own relay but filtering them through a power block would clean things up.
Thanks as always.

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Re: Recommended Fuse Box ???

Post by CamaroEric » Thu Apr 07, 2022 4:28 pm

I've used this one. It's a little big but they have smaller options.

https://smile.amazon.com/dp/B08DFW993Z? ... ct_details
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Re: Recommended Fuse Box ???

Post by CamaroEric » Thu Apr 07, 2022 4:29 pm

I have to say it wasn't on the Ural, but it seems to be good quality.
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Re: Recommended Fuse Box ???

Post by bratmanxj » Fri Apr 08, 2022 12:29 pm

I've used Blue Sea Systems of various sizes on both Boat & Motorcycle projects over the years with great results. On very space-conscious project the 4-space battery terminal block is really neat.
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Re: Recommended Fuse Box ???

Post by Kaliram » Fri Apr 08, 2022 9:30 pm

This works great, and attaches directly to the battery terminals

Blue Sea Systems ST Blade ATO/ATC Fuse Blocks https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00SE6Z2WI/re ... 00VS?psc=1
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Re: Recommended Fuse Box ???

Post by Wrsteinesq » Sat Apr 09, 2022 7:36 am

I concur with bratmanxj and Kaliram as to the quality of Blue Sea Systems products, and have used lots and lots of them over the years. Your project does seem to have some complexity, so I did want to point out that Blue Sea does make a 12-circuit ‘split’ circuit box, meaning one with a common negative, but two separate positive busses. This allows you to have 6 circuits that are ‘hot’ all the time, and 6 that are only powered when you want them to be, like when the ignition is on. In my case I envisioned a heated blanket being accidentally left on and draining the battery. As to placement, I was able to fit the ‘split’ circuit box under the hack seat, along with a relay to trigger the sometimes-on side of the circuit box. It’s not that easy to access, but it is out of the way and protected, and it’s been quite a while since I last needed to access the fuse box on any car I have, so it seemed like a reasonable trade-off.
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Re: Recommended Fuse Box ???

Post by cookiemech » Sat Apr 09, 2022 8:27 am

Wrsteinesq wrote:
Sat Apr 09, 2022 7:36 am
I did want to point out that Blue Sea does make a 12-circuit ‘split’ circuit box, meaning one with a common negative, but two separate positive busses. This allows you to have 6 circuits that are ‘hot’ all the time, and 6 that are only powered when you want them to be, like when the ignition is on.
Thank you for posting this information! I have a Centech fuse panel that I mounted near the battery, but the stupid thing has no resistance whatever to the elements, and is a filthy mess. I have long thought it would make a lot more sense to have the auxiliary fuse panel in the sidecar, but was loathe to drill another hole . . .

Now that I've lived with the rig for two years and done extensive work on it, I feel the same about drilling that hole as I would on my old Gravely tractor.

Just ordered the split box you mentioned, and I'll be making up a harness with a disconnect, then mounting the new box in the sidecar.
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Re: Recommended Fuse Box ???

Post by thecrumb » Thu Apr 21, 2022 9:50 am

I've had an eastern beaver PC8 fusebox on my bikes for years - same one - no issues. I just move it from bike to bike LOL

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Re: Recommended Fuse Box ???

Post by PetePeterson » Thu Apr 21, 2022 11:14 am

thecrumb wrote:
Thu Apr 21, 2022 9:50 am
I've had an eastern beaver PC8 fusebox on my bikes for years - same one - no issues. I just move it from bike to bike LOL

http://www.easternbeaver.com/Main/Wirin ... boxes.html
Great! I've been looking for a relay circuit. Am always forgetting to turn off the sidecar driving lights. Thank you.
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Re: Recommended Fuse Box ???

Post by Pterodactyl » Thu Apr 21, 2022 10:47 pm

PDM 60 works very well for me.
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Re: Recommended Fuse Box ???

Post by stagewex » Fri Apr 22, 2022 8:55 am

I no longer have an accessory fuse-box on my rig but do have port accessory wiring and harness on my CRF for phone and GPS. That's from Easter Beaver and their water proof and/or resistant jacketing adds to the quality of what they make and sell. Good products.
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Re: Recommended Fuse Box ???

Post by GypsyMech » Fri May 13, 2022 10:04 pm

Littelfuse makes a power distribution module that is the big brother to the stock one in the side car. PDM21001LXM, its Metri-pack 280 and 60 circuit instead of the stock 18 circuit. Added bonus is that with cover installed its IP67. Only issue I had was the mount plate had to be replaced with a custom one.

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Re: Recommended Fuse Box ???

Post by Motorman2061 » Fri May 13, 2022 11:40 pm

Thanks. All good recommendations.

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