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Old 23rd October 2009, 11:45 PM   #1
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i need to install 20-30 (probably more) relays. the problem i am having is that i am running out of room. does anybosy know where i can get a relay housing or a relay distribution block? or anyway that i can put 1015 relays all together and screw it to the firewall? i have tried using old fuse panels from cars and commercial trucks but these always come with fuses that i dont need and they are just taking up space for no reason.

anyone know where i can find a place who sells something like this?
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Old 24th October 2009, 09:26 AM   #2
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I googled "1015 relay" to try and see what it's foot print looked liked, and got far to many different hits.

Can you post a more complete part number or even better a link to the relay being used...? ...Are you willing to use a different relay if required as long as it performs the same function...?
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Old 24th October 2009, 01:58 PM   #3
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1015 relays, just curious but what are you up to?
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yes i would totally be willing to switch over to different relay size/type. i could probably use 10-15 relays that are less then 10 amp and even just this would clean up my wiring mess quite a bit. i am just looking for cheap relays and i have just been using the standard relays found in cars and trucks the bosch style (i dont have a part number) they seem to be abundant and the solderless terminals clp onto the bottom blades and they come naturally open AND naturally closed.

as for what am i up to with this..... well i have a service truck that i sue for work and i spend a lot of time in it and i have 3 alternators and 8 batteries so i figured "hey why not put a bunch of other stuff in here like car audio" so as i keep adding more odds and ends the wireing gets more out of control. so far i have 10 fog lights @ 120amp, microwave,power inverters, 6 electric rad fans that need to be turned on independently. coffee pot, running drinking water with a 12v water pump. and this is all before 6 amps, speakers and subs. the list goes on and on but these are the highlights, i am building this 100% for "go" and 0% for "show" it is after all a work truck and i still need to pass a safety inspection every 6 months.
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sorry i see why you guys are looking for "1015 relays". it was a typo i meant to type "10 to 15 relays" or "10 - 15 relays"

i apologize but i type while i am driving or sitting in traffic and it lends itself to poor typing

i dont care which relay i am using just as long as i can run 0 guage power and ground to a big hub then take power from those wires to power everything up and have the ability to label which relay is for what and the ability to pop out a bad relay and most importantly just to just clean everything up.
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Old 24th October 2009, 03:42 PM   #6
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When you say "relays" do you mean automatic fuses?
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no i mean i have light guage wires from switches that need to trigger larger amp draw devices like fog lights or power inverters and i need a relay to make this happen.

for example when the engine gets hotter the more cooling fans come on. by the time the engine is overheating all the fans are on what tells the relay to engage is the printed circuit board that the guage is attached to. this will melt if i try to drive 6x15amp fans directly
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OK, it's about car stuff. You didn't anything about that. I thought it was in your home....
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Old 26th October 2009, 06:56 PM   #9
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Check out some two way radio installers and try to look at police cars under hood to see how they do it. Ask who does the installation of the lights and radio equipment and visit them.
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Old 26th October 2009, 07:10 PM   #10
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Hi scampo77.

Something like this relay box would do what you want.

VWP - relay sockets

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