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DIY Breaker Box

I found these 20 amp breaker/switches for $2.50 a peace at a electronics wholesale shop and put them in a $7 electrical box from home depot. I like breakers better than fuses and I can turn them off if I need to. If you do add something like this always put your breaker/fuse as close to the battery for the most protection.... that way if you have a wire chaff it will trip the breaker/fuse and not melt things down.
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4" Turbo Back Exhaust, 2" lift in front,1" Lift In the Rear, EGT Gauge, ARP Studs.
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only issue i see is that NONE of that is water proof !

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Ill try to keep the truck out of the lake.

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What are you running off of them?
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2 inverters inside the truck, one in front one in back and a set of 12v outlets for the front and back for phone chargers etc. when we travel the kids always have something running/charging.

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Pics of your inverter setup?

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too ashamed to show that....its just settin be hind the seat.

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Quote:
Originally Posted by whanner View Post
Ill try to keep the truck out of the lake.


its a great idea and concept, i like it but its not safe.

seriously the engine bay isnt even remotely moisture proof, and
the wires feeding into the box in the photo are completely open, they
need to be sealed & the switches (since they arent water proof) would
benefit immensely from a weather tight cover.

an improvement could be to FUSE close to the battery and then move the
breaker box inside the truck where its a little bit more dry

there are plenty of waterproof high amp (50-150+) circuit breakers available...theyre
commonly used in car audio and marine applications.

http://www.stingerelectronics.com/se...cuit%20breaker


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'04 350 4WD Lariat Crew Longbed (built 05.04)
-------------------

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Gear Vendors Dbl Overdrive Install w/ Pics.
135 Amp Alternator Upgrade/Replacement
50 Gal. Aux Tank; Pump, Filter, Wiring
Truck Audio,
CUSTOM Valentine One Install - LINK
$10 Grill Mod. (protects the coolers) !

Block Heater Cord (Rear Mounted w/ Timer) - LINK

REALTIME -CURRENT DIESEL Pricing <HERE>
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