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This is a discussion on Fuse Box Question within the Ranger Technical forums, part of the Polaris Ranger Forums category; I've read through Swans fuse box write up several times, and have everything ready to go. I have passed on my 14 year old Ranger ...

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    Fuse Box Question

    I've read through Swans fuse box write up several times, and have everything ready to go. I have passed on my 14 year old Ranger to my brother, and have crossed to the dark side of a Can Am Defender, sorry, but I am still a loyal PRCer, always a wealth of info here. Here's my question. My machine has a 3 bus bar on it, one hot, one keyed hot, and one negative. In Swan's write up, he mentions running a new hot lead from the battery to the bus bar. Is this necessary or is he referring to one that doesn't already have one run? Can't I just come off my existing hot connection and take it to the Blue Sea box as well as the negative? I've always been a little slow so I don't wanna get it wrong. Want this machine to be better wired than my 14 year experiment in wiring lack-of-ingenuity. Thanks!
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    If the bus bar is already wired, no need to run new cables from the battery. Power the new fuse box from the 3 OEM prewired lugs.


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    Not to hi-jack this thread but....Do you use the keyed hot or the other hot? I think I like the idea of using the keyed hot to keep from inadvertently discharging the battery.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mudde View Post
    Not to hi-jack this thread but....Do you use the keyed hot or the other hot? I think I like the idea of using the keyed hot to keep from inadvertently discharging the battery.

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    Normally you would not use the Keyed Hot lug to power an accessory. Rather, use the Keyed Hot lug to activate a relay, which in turn complete the circuit allowing the accessory to utilize the 24 Hr Hot to power the accessory only when the key is on.
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    With your seniority Swanny, I would think admin would have some new guy working the night shift.
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    Thanks for the response, Fswan! I guess I wasn't clear in my post. I want to run power to a Blue Sea fuse box. Do I use the keyed hot or the constant hot to get power to the auxillary fuse box?

    Thanks for any help!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mudde View Post
    Thanks for the response, Fswan! I guess I wasn't clear in my post. I want to run power to a Blue Sea fuse box. Do I use the keyed hot or the constant hot to get power to the auxillary fuse box?

    Thanks for any help!

    Mudde
    I believe what Forde is referring to is that you should have a relay before the fuse box on a direct feed from the battery. The relay is triggered by the keyed hot. It will then give direct power to the fuse box from the battery once the relay is signalled to turn on.
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    Thanks Arctic! I think I have it now. I admit it.....I am a dummy around electrics!

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    I have installed the 80 amp breaker, relay, and fuse block as Swann said. Is it still recommended to add a relay for light bar and one for rock lights? Or not? Thx!

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