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    (Rick) Regular Member ranger2012's Avatar
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    battery terminal question

    I have a 2012 mid size 500efi. Under the hood you have a block to connect your wires to ( three post ). Mine is getting a little full With different acc. Lights -fan-and what ever. Any way my question is what can I do to clean this up. Is there a different block I can use. Same with the battery. A bunch of wires on one post or screw. Looks like crap. What do I do to clean this up. any help would be great and any pics of what you do would be awesome.

    Thanks Rick
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    Go to a machine shop had them cut you a block to your size of stainless steel and make your own.

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    Rick,

    This is not from my experience but only from the information that I have gathered from this forum. I am getting my plans together to get my SxS and there are several things that I know that I want on it in short order after purchase.

    You could pull all of the wires off of your block and battery and install one of these Distribution blocks that Kenny used on his Dual Battery installation.
    [web:322a130511]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zVKrxqwS6aE[/web:322a130511] - This is the link to Kenny's Video.
    [web:322a130511]http://www.prcforum.com/viewtopic.php?p=383846#383846[/web:322a130511] - This is the link to Kenny's post here on PRC

    Here is an ebay link to the distribution block that Kenny used: [web:322a130511]http://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_trksid=p5197.m570.l1313&_nkw=Fuse+Block+wi th+ground&_sacat=0&_from=R40[/web:322a130511]
    I just searched for a Fuse Block with Ground on ebay. There are different gang blocks available. These are nice as Kenny says in his video, so you don't have to inline fuse all your wires. You want to make sure that there is a single ground option to lessen the number of wires you have to have. I believe that Kenny used the 6 gang block but there are 8s, 10s and 12s also.

    You would only have to pull 1 hot wire from your 3 post block and a ground. Then re-route your acc. wires to the new block and install fuses. IF you already have inline fuses you can use just a terminal block instead of installing all new fuses. [web:322a130511]http://www.allbatterysalesandservice.com/browse.cfm/2,649.html[/web:322a130511]

    This might not be a bad option for your setup either. I have plans to build the SurePower 1314 Battery isolator instead of the Polaris brand. Much cheaper too.
    [web]http://www.allbatterysalesandservice.com/browse.cfm/4,2705.html - Battery Separator[/web]

    One of the other posts here recommended this battery: [web:322a130511]http://www.vmaxchargetank.com/[/web:322a130511]

    Or you can google the Odyssey battery that Kenny used.

    Hope this helps.

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    Don't know why my links did not show up.

    I will post them in order here:

    Link to Kenny's Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zVKrxqwS6aE

    Kenny's Post on PRC: http://www.prcforum.com/viewtopic.php?p=383846#383846

    Ebay Fuse Block: http://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_trks...at=0&_from=R40

    Sure Power 1314: http://www.allbatterysalesandservice...fm/4,2705.html

    Battery Recommended to me here on PRC: http://www.vmaxchargetank.com/

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    Rick, I to had many 12 volt accessories that I added and did not like the fact of having all my wiring bunched into two terminals. Thomas is dead on in his post, you can buy a fuse block at advance auto parts for around $12 and pull the power directly off of the battery, or like I did from the winch contractor.

    I used 12 volt relays for my lights, and accessories and only used the 12 volt ignition signal post to energize the coils on the relays. I mounted the fuse block just below the factory terminal block on the metal frame post on the drivers side. The reality is that you still are pulling the 12 volts from the battery regardless, but you will not have half a dozen connectors connected to the factory power distribution block.
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    Thanks for the reply's. I will look into your ideals. I really want to clean this up.
    Thanks again
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    EMP Extreme Rear Bumper ----------------------Mossy Oak Camo Wrap
    Polaris Steel Cab-------------------------------------Warn Backup lights

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    household electric ranges have these block in them,the older ones probably wouldn't be any good but the newer ones are almost identical to whats on the ranger now.
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    Those are some great ideas, I wanted to get a battery separator for my 400, that surepower sure is a nice price.

    I purchased a simple lawn and garden tractor battery from tractor supply for mine for $35 and threw out the stock battery, going on three years now and that puppy is still working great. I need to add lights to mine, you guys have all the goods on here for mods.

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