30 May 2006
If you missed Part 1 of this story, you can catch up here:
Voodoo FBVC14DGU Digital Fused Distribution Block, Pt 1
Using an 8AWG copper terminal connector, I crimped a short section of the 8AWG power cable and attached it to the positive terminal of the battery...
The other end of the short power cable is connected to a Scosche EFX barrel fuse holder, which I have mounted to the rear side of the engine shroud. The EFX barrel fuse holder will contain a glass barrel fuse, and provide protection for the entire length of cable that runs through the firewall and into the distribution block in the trunk.
An overview shot of the Voodoo distribution block mounted against the rear wall of the trunk.
The distribution block with 8AWG power cable connected, 4 10A fuses installed, and the ground wire run through the side wall of the trunk and grounded against the chassis behind the rear seats.
If The OPUS draws more than 10A (which it theoretically might since it has an onboard 15A fuse), the 10A fuse in the Voodoo block will blow out and sound an alarm. If 10A fuses continually blow out, I'll upgrade them to 15A which should provide a little more leeway.
Once a 30A fuse was installed in the Scosche EFX fuse holder under the hood, power now flows to the block in the trunk. The digital voltmeter onboard the Voodoo FBVC14DGU provides an at-a-glance readout of the voltage being fed by the vehicle battery. The red LED lights are very diffused because the protective housing has not yet been reinstalled on the block.
On the dashboard is visible the installed Alpine headunit and the retractable touchscreen, housed neatly in the custom-built faceplate and chassis.
or, What my speakers are currently pumping...
AC/DC - Back in Black
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