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Power Distribution Block(s) for Ham Radio, Winch, Air Compressor, etc.

Discussion in '2.5 Gen Tundras (2014-2021)' started by Mr. Moto, Jan 18, 2021.

  1. Jan 18, 2021 at 12:33 PM
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    Mr. Moto

    Mr. Moto [OP] SPIDERMAN, my 2019 Tundra TRD Sport-PRO

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    Greetings fellow preppers,

    I have purchased a Ham radio (Yeasu FT-991A):
    https://www.dxengineering.com/parts/ysu-ft-991a

    and will be mounting it probably in the rear cupholder of my 2019 double cab using a RAP-299-3-C-234-U tablet tray from OC Mounts:
    (https://ocmounts.com/products/ram-a...ZcT-O9TjbpjVriNxXrdb3NCvrzbuA7sBoCvLEQAvD_BwE).

    My Comet CMA-UHV-4 multi-band antenna (10m, 6m, 2m, 70cm) from DX Engineering will be mounted at the left tail light using a mount from Rago Mfg.: I am using a Power Stream PST-SR700 12VDC to 13.8VDC 30A step-up converter:
    https://www.powerstream.com/dc2.htm

    between truck battery and radio and am asking those of you in the know, what is a reasonable power distribution setup under the hood to run power to my radio and any future equipment such as winch and ARB air compressor. I have so far considered a power distribution block-busbar with cover system from Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07C5SC7TB/ref=ox_sc_act_title_4?smid=A1XKVJCRK1NWP1&psc=1

    I would prefer to consider other options so that I have room for everything, maybe even a second battery under the hood for plenty of power.

    All advice is welcome.
     
  2. Jan 18, 2021 at 12:39 PM
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    InfernoPRO

    InfernoPRO Technicolor BASTRD

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  3. Jan 18, 2021 at 12:45 PM
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    Mr. Moto

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    Hey Scott,
    Thanks for the quick reply. Do you have any photos under the hood?
     
  4. Jan 18, 2021 at 12:56 PM
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    InfernoPRO

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    Here is one. If you follow the link to my build in my signature you can see a more detailed Switch-Pros install. I didn’t add the terminal blocks until later. 49CE5713-819B-41A2-A1F8-E0327B3FEA07.jpg
     
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  5. Jan 18, 2021 at 1:14 PM
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    Cruzer

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    These have worked great for me:
    https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B076C46DP1/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_search_asin_image?ie=UTF8&psc=1

    I connect my compressor, winch, power inverter, and all other accessories.
     
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  6. Jan 18, 2021 at 1:16 PM
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    Cruzer

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    Forgot to add a pix:
    upload_2021-1-18_13-15-36.jpg
     
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  7. Jan 18, 2021 at 1:22 PM
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    Mr. Moto

    Mr. Moto [OP] SPIDERMAN, my 2019 Tundra TRD Sport-PRO

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    Thanks Cruz,
    I really like that setup. It would be nice if fuse holders were integrated.
    Nice compressor setup too!
     
  8. Jan 18, 2021 at 1:29 PM
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    :hattip:
     
  9. Jan 18, 2021 at 2:50 PM
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    For accessories that are lower voltage (<30A) I like using Blue Sea Fuse Panel. IDK how much the air compressor uses but the winch definitely needs to go straight to the battery w/maybe a cut-off between if you want.
     
  10. Jan 18, 2021 at 3:23 PM
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