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Offline BratmanXj

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Blue Sea Systems Fuse Block
« on: January 02, 2013, 04:23:22 pm »
I'm doing some rewiring of the bike (and the parents pontoon boat) over the winter and was looking at Blue Sea Systems 5028 fuse block with ground terminals.  Everything I am adding will be a "keyed" accessory so I will build a switched relay to power up the box.  I have come across a few vendors selling this as part of a kit so I know some bikes have run these.  Without having it in my hand I'm not 100% sure I'll find a mounting place.  On the boat I know I'll have plenty of room but has anyone mounted one of these on their C10?

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Re: Blue Sea Systems Fuse Block
« Reply #1 on: January 02, 2013, 04:40:23 pm »
Compared to Centech, Fuzeblock or Eastern Beaver PC-8 the Blue Sea fuse block is quite large.

All things considered, I'd probably go with Murph's plug-n-play fuse block. Tried and proven.

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Re: Blue Sea Systems Fuse Block
« Reply #2 on: January 03, 2013, 01:27:52 am »
I went with this:


http://www.delcity.net/store/ATC®-&-ATO®--Fuse-Panel-w:-Grounding-Pad/p_11262

The 8 block fits nicely on the rightside of the battery box behind the side panel cover.
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Re: Blue Sea Systems Fuse Block
« Reply #3 on: January 03, 2013, 03:07:59 am »
I went with this:


http://www.delcity.net/store/ATC®-&-ATO®--Fuse-Panel-w:-Grounding-Pad/p_11262

The 8 block fits nicely on the rightside of the battery box behind the side panel cover.


Bob, what would you guess the dimensions to be? I am surprised that they don't list em on the web site. Seems like that would be kind of basic info.....
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Re: Blue Sea Systems Fuse Block
« Reply #4 on: January 03, 2013, 04:07:36 am »


I'd say about 3" x 4"  But I will measure it tomorrow.
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Re: Blue Sea Systems Fuse Block
« Reply #5 on: January 03, 2013, 06:32:10 am »
I mounted a Blue Sea to the right side of my battery box, same place as 2linby mounted the box shown in his pic.  I don't have a picture of it and it's too cold in the carport to do it tonight.  If I had it to do over again, I would not use the Blue Sea.  As 2linby said, it is a BIG unit, and a smaller fuse panel like the one in 2linby's pic can be had for about $10 or so at NAPA, etc.  I paid $35 at the local West Marine for the Blue Sea.  It is a nice fuse box, but I don't believe it's functionally better than anything else, and it's just a bit larger than needs to be for our bikes where space is at a premium.
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Re: Blue Sea Systems Fuse Block
« Reply #6 on: January 03, 2013, 01:50:26 pm »
As I stated in my 1st post, I was doing some research for rewiring my parents pontoon and came across a decent deal for a pair.  I've now since passed on it so my quest for the aux. fuse box for the Conc. continues.  We'll see where the funds sit after this month.

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Re: Blue Sea Systems Fuse Block
« Reply #7 on: January 03, 2013, 05:53:11 pm »
I mounted a Blue Sea to the right side of my battery box, same place as 2linby mounted the box shown in his pic.  I don't have a picture of it and it's too cold in the carport to do it tonight.  If I had it to do over again, I would not use the Blue Sea.  As 2linby said, it is a BIG unit, and a smaller fuse panel like the one in 2linby's pic can be had for about $10 or so at NAPA, etc.  I paid $35 at the local West Marine for the Blue Sea.  It is a nice fuse box, but I don't believe it's functionally better than anything else, and it's just a bit larger than needs to be for our bikes where space is at a premium.


+1, I mounted a 6 circuit Blue Seas to the side of my battery box on right side- I think it may have been one of the first couple mods I did right after I got the bike, waaaaaay back in 2004...  Although to be honest, at this point I'm kind of wishing I'd gone with the 12 circuit model- but not sure if there's enough room for that baby!  Hmmm, might be time to explore an upgrade to the upgrade.  ::) ;D

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Re: Blue Sea Systems Fuse Block
« Reply #8 on: January 04, 2013, 08:51:38 pm »
I mounted one of these with L.E.D. indicators for blown fuses:




http://www.amazon.com/6pole-Indicating-Fuse-Block-cover/dp/B004S32H5Q

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I installed it on top of the rear fender, just behind the tool tray. I used to have it on the side of the battery box, but it had to move when I installed the Audiovox Cruise.
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Re: Blue Sea Systems Fuse Block
« Reply #9 on: January 05, 2013, 10:58:04 am »
I built my own with maybe $25-$30 in parts. http://www.zggtr.org/index.php?topic=7539.msg93727#msg93727 I,m the 3rd post down, sorry for the link, the pics are too large to post here.
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Re: Blue Sea Systems Fuse Block
« Reply #10 on: January 05, 2013, 07:18:17 pm »
I installed a Blu sea panel on my xj650 turbo to replace the decrepid old one worked out good for my application and its a quality panel. If you have the space its a real nice unit. I will take some pics later when i go out in the garage.

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Re: Blue Sea Systems Fuse Block
« Reply #11 on: January 14, 2013, 04:21:21 am »
I used a 6 fuse block in a project box, mounted next to the battery.  It also houses wire ties,
fuse puller, spare fuses, and a couple of crimp connectors.  I like that the panel is relay switched
to the ignition, and is completely out of the weather... still have 3 spaces open too!

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Re: Blue Sea Systems Fuse Block
« Reply #12 on: March 10, 2013, 09:15:44 pm »
I bought a Blue Sea box about 6 years ago for my CB900. Switched it over to the Connie last winter. Yes it's on the large size. It's mounted on the fender a bit below the ignitor box. The cover is snug to the frame cross member leaving a sufficient gap between the battery box and the fender to allow a 1 1/2" x 5" x 7" +- food container for tire repair kit etc.
The Blue Sea unit is made by and for the marine craft industry but is not waterproof. It's a bit bulky but does work on a Connie. If I was starting out I'd get a more compact unit. That said I really like the layout and labeling features.
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