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07-03-2019 01:42 PM
RayCollington Following my home made power distribution channel post above I forgot to mention that while this is a simple and rewarding job for those of us who enjoy and are able to to fix/make stuff for our vehicles and bikes, I think the Eastern Beaver PC8, prewired loom, relay kit and sundries is not over priced and is a great solution for anyone not auto electrically minded. As I said previously I nearly bought a competitor's product and didn't realise it had a permanent current draw. This would be the last thing I would need for the slack winter months.
07-02-2019 07:24 AM
RayCollington Installing my homemade fuse panel is now complete and cost me in GBP:
Relay 3.39
Sumitomo 6 pin HM6 6.79, I bought the male and female but only needed the female.
6 way fused led negative return fuse box 12.88
30 amp fuse holder 3.79
Braided sleeving 5.39
Consumables 10.00

Total cost of materials 42.44 GBP

Taking my time, being meticulous and soldering all the joints/connectors took me about 2.5 hours. This included bench testing the completed components and loom set up before fitting to the bike.

As I have said, I only have 6 switched lives in this box which is all I need. The only faffing about was the fitting the pins in the sumitomo 6 way plug.

Hope this is helpful.
06-23-2019 03:32 PM
HerrDeacon I did something very similar on my CB500X just using eBay and it ended up being very inexpensive and worked out great. I like the fuse box you went with though, mine worked fine but needed to put flat style disconnects on the end of each wire I wanted to connect.
06-23-2019 02:20 PM
RayCollington I am away from the bike at the moment but will post pictures when back home.

All I have done is follow the generic approach that Eastern Beaver has taken and used an inline fuse holder between the + on the AT battery to terminal 30 on a standard 4 terminal 40amp auto relay. Used the fuse box as shown.NB: in this case my six circuits are all ignition switched. Relay terminal 87 goes to the positive on the fuse box (this is the switched live). Relay terminal 85 goes to the fuse box - neutral, as does the AT battery - neutral. And relay terminal 86 is connected to the AT loom (ignition switched Sumitomo HM6.

If you watch the EB PC8 install video and wiring diagram, you will see how simple all this is. True, this solution only gives me switched lives as that is all I need. Permanent lives are easily taken from the fuse box + positive. Some cable, fuses, heat-shrink, terminals etc. The fuse box is available in different sizes, is marine spec and seems decent quality. This stuff is just eBay or Amazon.

I also nearly fitted an INNOVV PowerHub but didn't realise they have a permanent current draw.
06-23-2019 09:02 AM
MotoPumps Photos, or it didn't happen. :-)
06-22-2019 08:15 PM
VaraderoTwin
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Originally Posted by RayCollington View Post
Having looked at the various power options and nearly ordered a EB PC8 until I realised the price was in $ US, I decided to sort this easy task myself.

An inline fuse holder, relay, marine spec 6 way insulated return fuse box, a Sumitomo HM6 connector + some cable and connectors, all from Amazon/ebay for 35 GBP + one hour of my time, job done!
Go on, show us some pics now!
06-22-2019 02:08 PM
RayCollington Having looked at the various power options and nearly ordered a EB PC8 until I realised the price was in $ US, I decided to sort this easy task myself.

An inline fuse holder, relay, marine spec 6 way insulated return fuse box, a Sumitomo HM6 connector + some cable and connectors, all from Amazon/ebay for 35 GBP + one hour of my time, job done!
04-19-2019 03:53 PM
panton189 Hello, I'm new to the forum. Just purchased the Skleen rear tail light kit and would like to install it using the eastern beaver brake/tail adapter. Do I also require the PC-8 Fuse Panel from Eastern Beaver or is the adapter alone sufficient. Any clarification would be appreciated. Thanks
01-05-2019 10:15 AM
Squirrelly The Fuzeblock can be ordered with a set of battery tails that terminate on screw clamps on the FZ1.
it has a choice of switched or constant feeds to the items connected, you just move the fuse to suit. and connect to the screw clamps. You need to source a switched live wire, a Positap connector comes in the kit.

Relays. I'm 61 and have never... ever... had a failed relay in a lifetime of owning cars and bikes. Has anyone?
Even if by the very worst of luck it happens you can buy 2 FZ1s for the price of a PC8 once you've paid UK VAT, postage and customs duty.
01-03-2019 05:55 PM
Motobiker I only mentioned the Din/Hella plug because Im very familiar with them. but, they have a trick up their sleeve.

In the photo below.. there is a Din plug.. these almost always come with a red cap, most people think this is just some kind of protection, but what it actually is, is a converter.. click it onto the plug and the Din plug becomes a cigarette lighter (socket) plug.

Practically every Din plug you buy will come with this red cap.. because many more people (car drivers?) have power sockets in their cars and they are always cigarette lighter type.

for your "always live" socket you can just as easily use one of those if the Din isn't convenient.

something like this.. which has a 10A fuse. http://tinyurl.com/y9pa54mm

or you can contact this chap and he will make one up for you exactly how you like. http://tinyurl.com/y9675mtj
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