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Author Topic: Wiring using Red-Dee-2 Connect Powerpole Splitter  (Read 705 times)
KB1NJF
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« on: November 25, 2006, 09:26:27 AM »

Good day all,

I'm a new HAM about to do a full mobile install in my 2003 Dodge Dakota Quad Cab.

The antenna will be a NMO mount Comet SBB-5 installed through the roof by a two-way installer but to save money I'm doing the wiring myself for the radio which is a Yaesu FT-8800R.

My major question revolves around power wiring as I intend to use the Anderson Powerpole system.

From the battery, I'll be using the following cable assembly from Powerwerx...

"http://www.powerwerx.com/product.asp?ProdID=29200&CtgID=

This will then enter the vehicle cab through a grommet hole to this following product:

http://www.powerwerx.com/product.asp?ProdID=3820&CtgID=1027

I'm doing this so I can hook up other devices if need be off the splitter later on.

My question revolves around fusing and crimping. As I'm running the 8 gauge wire to the Red-Dee splitter do I still fuse as close to the battery by cutting and then crimping in a fuse assembly into both the positive and negative lead? If so what size fuse and assembly should I use and how do you crimp 8 gauge correctly?

After the Red-Dee-2 splitter I will run another Powerwerx cable that has Powerpole connectors and the OEM T Plug right to the radio which is this assembly.

http://www.powerwerx.com/product.asp?ProdID=3777

By the way, I will be remote mounting the radio head via a Pro.fit VSM mount designed for my truck which is.

http://www.pro-fit-intl.com/Adobe/DG-71-01.pdf


The transceiver itself will be below the passenger seat mounted to the floor.

I would like to get any thoughts on this arrangement and if you believe it is sound in design?

Thanks so much in advance for all the help

73

Chris, KB1NJF
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AA4PB
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« Reply #1 on: November 25, 2006, 02:20:11 PM »

You should always fuse both the positive and negative lead at the battery end of the cable. The fuse size should be the maximum current of the radio(s) connected to the other end.

If you have more than one radio connected, it would be wise to fuse the smaller positive line going into each radio with the size required for the particular radio. Often the radios don't have any internal fuse and depend on this to protect the radio.
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KC0CDX
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« Reply #2 on: November 25, 2006, 04:37:57 PM »

i'd be interested to see any pics of the install...if you happen to take any that is! good luck!
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