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We're SUPER excited to announce our all new Configurator tool to make designing a Waterproof PDC a snap for your project! You just HAVE to check this out!!!

The Configurator allows you to choose any of our PDC Base Kits, populate it with the parts you need for your project, layout those parts any way you see fit, and then buy the parts in one simple process!
Please take a moment out of your day and give it a shot! Also, please share this with your friends so they may try it as well.

Here is the link: https://ceautoelectricsupply.com/waterproof-power-distribution-centers/ You'll find the Configurator under the User Configurable PDC Base Kits header.

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Be sure and check this out when you have time.  It's simple and you can use it on your PC or phone.


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Tony, I have a question.  I'm trying to figure out how to connect my PDC similar to how I've connected a fuse panel in the past.  Pic shown below of the old setup for reference and discussion.  I previously connected a relayed fuse panel to my car by connecting my circuit in the following sequence:

1) Connecting a single 1/0 AWG cable from my battery Positive terminal to a 100A ANL fuse.  Im aware that I only need #6 or #8 AWG for 100A, but 1/0 looked good.

2) Connecting a 1/0AWG cable from the 100A ANL fuse to a 120A relay.  This is the main relay that turned on my entire fuse panel.

3) Connecting a 4AWG cable from the 120A relay to a 100A ATC 6-fuse distribution panel.  All amp remote turn on leads and lights (and maybe other stuff in the future) are connected from here.

Now Im aware that my cable was oversized, but Im trying to run as few wires as possible and have it match the rest of the wiring so overkill is OK.

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Im sure there's a hundred ways to wire this. But, I want to run as few cables and connections as possible.

With the PDC, is 10AWG the largest cable I can bring in? 

I see a common ampacity listed as 80A for 10AWG.  Do you agree?

Should I just get rid of the idea of having a single 100A-capable input power cable?  I guess (2) 10AWGs would suffice.

Do you have any other comments for my application?

Thank you in advance.

 

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i can't find it.  Can you point out exactly where this is?




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35 minutes ago, meade916 said:

i can't find it.  Can you point out exactly where this is?

I bought a PDC.  Im just trying to draw comparison to my previous setup using a single large relay and single 6 fuse block.

Basically it'd be nice if there was a main bus connection on the PDC for a large guage wire, like in the previous setup above.  Since there is not, I should just pull multiple 10awg wires from the battery to the PDC in the back I suppose and run multiple relays instead of one large relay.  Sorry, if the question wasnt relevant.

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17 hours ago, meade916 said:

i can't find it.  Can you point out exactly where this is?

Yes sir - Here is the link: https://ceautoelectricsupply.com/waterproof-power-distribution-centers/ You'll find the Configurator under the User Configurable PDC Base Kits header.


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17 hours ago, WalledSonic said:

Tony, I have a question.  I'm trying to figure out how to connect my PDC similar to how I've connected a fuse panel in the past.  Pic shown below of the old setup for reference and discussion.  I previously connected a relayed fuse panel to my car by connecting my circuit in the following sequence:

1) Connecting a single 1/0 AWG cable from my battery Positive terminal to a 100A ANL fuse.  Im aware that I only need #6 or #8 AWG for 100A, but 1/0 looked good.

2) Connecting a 1/0AWG cable from the 100A ANL fuse to a 120A relay.  This is the main relay that turned on my entire fuse panel.

3) Connecting a 4AWG cable from the 120A relay to a 100A ATC 6-fuse distribution panel.  All amp remote turn on leads and lights (and maybe other stuff in the future) are connected from here.

Now Im aware that my cable was oversized, but Im trying to run as few wires as possible and have it match the rest of the wiring so overkill is OK.

36190916942_0138ff73aa_b.jpg

 

Im sure there's a hundred ways to wire this. But, I want to run as few cables and connections as possible.

With the PDC, is 10AWG the largest cable I can bring in? 

I see a common ampacity listed as 80A for 10AWG.  Do you agree?

Should I just get rid of the idea of having a single 100A-capable input power cable?  I guess (2) 10AWGs would suffice.

Do you have any other comments for my application?

Thank you in advance.

 

There are any number of ways that you can do this.  I typically use 8 to 12" long stubs from the fuse input.  Depending on that particular circuit, that could be anything from 18 AWG to 10 AWG.  Then, I'll take all of the stubs and connect them to a single 8 AWG, 6 AWG or 4 AWG Power Feed via the respective MEGA Butt Connector.  See the attached photo for a better idea.

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Check out this layout I just designed for a customer for a GEP 24 position Waterproof PDC. Our Configurator makes it simple, allowing you to choose the components and then lay them out any way that you like!

If you haven't yet tried this awesome tool - give it a shot! Once you've determined the correct layout and parts for your project, it's a cinch to add those components your cart with just one click! Here is the link: https://ceautoelectricsupply.com/waterproof-power-distribution-centers/

This category is our future and we're way ahead of the curve on it. It allows us to bring modern OEM quality to your project!

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