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Autozones' 4 bay fuse box

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by Bob Kelly III, Aug 11, 2017.

  1. Bob Kelly III

    Bob Kelly III Ranch Kid from way back,.... that got Old !

    I went to Autozone today and after a Long search Finally found one of the fuse boxes they have on their web site.... they wanted $11.99 for it and it comes without fuzes,
    I had my wife read me the info on it and it said to my supprise a max of 15 amps per fuse and 45 amps Max for the entire thing.....
    that put me off and I left the store without buying it .... because I know the XS650 needs one 20 amp
    fuse and the rest 10 amp
    I have seen this exact fuse block in photos here on the site that guys have installed on there bikes
    And I am wondering if anyone has had their fuse box melt on the 20 amp side ????
    I have a tendancy to believe the manifacturer is just being overly cautious But.........
    because the blade connectors to the wires can handle 20 amps and that is what they had in the plastic box.... evedently the plastic can't handle the heat though ..... so if you've installed a 4 bay modern fuse holder on your bike I'ed like to hear from you and see if you've had any trouble with it
    thanks !
    Bob.......
     
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  2. mrtwowheel

    mrtwowheel Honda Etched On Brain

    Good point Bob. Myself, I'd use it anyways, although I don't like those blade connectors, and I've never had a bike that those bulky things would fit in the original spot.

    Scott
     
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  3. gggGary

    gggGary Cara Mia!!

    fuse block.JPG fusebox detail.jpg Yes I've put in a couple, don't know if they are the same one you are talking about. I drill and put a wire straight through three the blades on one side makes it more compact and neat. I also made a 5 fuse block for my five cylinder diesel van, it handles all the glow plugs at once they draw about 17 amps each.
     
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  4. Bob Kelly III

    Bob Kelly III Ranch Kid from way back,.... that got Old !

    that looks really close to it gggGary ! plastic cover and all.... but the blades in the side stuck out alot more than on your photo
    do you remember what it's amp rating was for the fuse holders ? I was really surprised to find only 15 amp ability ! that's kind'a strange !
    .....
    and 17 amps each for all 5 slots and it hasn't melted it ain't going to melt at all !!!!!!
    .....
    Thanks Gary !
    Bob.........
     
  5. 5twins

    5twins XS650 Guru

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    Gary, I think I understand how you're tying the 3 input tabs together, but I have a couple questions. First, how do you insulate all that? You don't leave it all bare and open, right? Second, how do you plug a wire onto a tab with a wire stuck through it's side?
     
  6. xjwmx

    xjwmx XS650 Guru

    ^I would use this on each lug instead of soldering, and insulation is taken care of. You'd need to crimp two wires into two of them; no problem

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  7. mrtwowheel

    mrtwowheel Honda Etched On Brain


    Look again, there's no other way to wire it. Great picture Gary, it explains everything. Those three connected lugs are connected to a power source after the ignition switch, just like the originals. "We are the originals", Ringo Starr.

    Scott
     
  8. mrtwowheel

    mrtwowheel Honda Etched On Brain

    Those connectors are crap, they'll start your harness on fire, get out the marshmallows.

    Scott
     
  9. gggGary

    gggGary Cara Mia!!

    it is a bit tricky to insulate, I keep meaning to get a can of brush on insulation. I wus look'n for a pic but don't have one or those bikes anymore. :shrug:.

    You can let the wire extend out and solder or crimp it to the iggy return lead, or if you keep it flush on one side of an end terminal, a female blade connector will slide around it.
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  10. gggGary

    gggGary Cara Mia!!

    I finally bought a Chinese ratcheting terminal crimper with 4 jaw sets, and for the first time can crimp on a variety of solderless lugs that STAY on. Woot, Woot!
     
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  11. xjwmx

    xjwmx XS650 Guru

    Used them on 450 volts all day long month after month. Would not have been marshmallow temperatures, rather 10,000 degree fireball :smoke:But wires and terminals come in sizes, not one size fits all.
     
  12. xjwmx

    xjwmx XS650 Guru

    Another way would be to get heat shrink that just fit over the lugs; leave about 1/4" sticking past the lugs and it'll shrink down to nothing over the wires coming out there.
     

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