Voodoo FBVC14DGU Digital Fused Distribution Block

Published by Andrew Hreschak in the hardware, cables & wiring, power
Published on 04/26/06 @ 09:04:00 am using 355 words, and has 8535 views

I found a local car electronics shop which I never knew existed, and picked up a fused digital distribution block made by Voodoo. It cost only $19 which was a pretty good deal, considering it's an alarmed digital distribution block with onboard voltmeter. The guy at the shop threw in a set of fuses and also cut me a deal on 15' of automotive-grade 8AWG power cable which will be used to connect the Acura CL battery to the mini-itx car computer mounted in the trunk.

The Voodoo distribution block has a nice chromed plastic finish which attracts fingerprints like a magnet. The faceplate has 4 red LED lights and a digital readout which displays the current voltage being fed from the vehicle battery, which is constantly monitored by the distribution block's onboard circuity.

Voodoo FBVC14DGU Fused Digital Distribution Block
Outside view of the Voodoo FBVC14DGU Fused Digital Distribution Block.

Admittedly, this distribution block is a little more than I need strictly for running a mini-itx car computer, but it'll provide extra outputs for future electronic additions to the car, like in a few years when I can install the VR Goggles and drive by thought. ;)

Inside view of the Voodoo FBVC14DGU Digital Fused Distribution Block
Inside view of the Voodoo FBVC14DGU Distribution Block.

All four fuses must be installed, even if all four outputs are not being used. The distribution block will sound a confusing alarm signal without the presence of all four fuses. Since the block comes with no manual, it can be difficult to figure out what the alarm is actually signaling. Once all four fuses are installed, the alarm ceases beeping and all is well in the land of car computers.

Here are the basic specs:

Voodoo FBVC14DGU Chrome Digital AGU Distribution Block

- High End Platinum Finish
- Fuse Status Indicator
- Alarm beeps when voltage is wrong
- LED Digital Voltage Display
- High Current Wire Receptacle
- 8 or 4 AWG inputs
- 4 Outputs / (1) 4AWG output and (3) 8AWG outputs
- Uses 4 AGU fuses

Continue with Part 2 of this story:
Voodoo FBVC14DGU Fused Distribution Block, pt2

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