Where to pick up power for an Accessory power circuit?

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Where to pick up power for an Accessory power circuit?

Unread post by apfsds-t69 » February 20th, 2013, 12:51 pm

Howdy,
Where / what is the best location to pick up a Accessory switched power circuit, i.e. one that turns on and off with the ignition key. ?
2012 B32P 4x4 Cool white auto GT, ARB bullbar, WARN XD9000 winch, 132L Long Ranger fuel tank, ARB smooth canopy. GME TX3340 UHF CB. 2 x XRay Vision 200 Series 90W Spread Beam HID. Reversing camera with 4.2" screen in replacement mirror. Steelmate TP-05e T

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Re: Accessory power circuit

Unread post by Btmax » February 20th, 2013, 1:23 pm

Hi,

I have taken acc power from the fan motor under the glove box, I did this about 4 months ago and i'm running UHF and battery monitor from there with no probs.
PS there is also a nice earth point on the passengers LHS kick panel.

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Re: Where to pick up power for an Accessory power circuit?

Unread post by apfsds-t69 » February 20th, 2013, 8:19 pm

I meant to say - Specifically in the engine bay.
2012 B32P 4x4 Cool white auto GT, ARB bullbar, WARN XD9000 winch, 132L Long Ranger fuel tank, ARB smooth canopy. GME TX3340 UHF CB. 2 x XRay Vision 200 Series 90W Spread Beam HID. Reversing camera with 4.2" screen in replacement mirror. Steelmate TP-05e T

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Re: Where to pick up power for an Accessory power circuit?

Unread post by Dunno Ranger » February 21st, 2013, 9:06 pm

Try picking it up from the wiper motor, run the 12V constant to a relay(s) so you dont load the wiper circuit. This way you wont pull any power away or over load the injection system.

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Re: Where to pick up power for an Accessory power circuit?

Unread post by BigArseBT50 » February 27th, 2013, 4:53 am

I searched around for bloody ages the other week looking for the same thing - couldn't find anything in the engine bay. Everything's either hot all the time or only hot when the engine is alive. I pulled the ignition switch apart and picked a wire that is hot with accessories, stays hot with engine alive and dies when key off. I joined onto it to run power to my UHF. The truck done some funny things when I did this - the wipers would operate for about 4 swings every time I turned the key off, and would operate again every time I keyed on !!! Fixed this by running the accessories wire through a relay first. All good now.
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Re: Where to pick up power for an Accessory power circuit?

Unread post by Winchzook » January 15th, 2014, 9:39 pm

Bump
just bought a new 4x4 single cab bt50 and about to wire some stuff up, Any other places to get accessorys power from.

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Re: Where to pick up power for an Accessory power circuit?

Unread post by mnpalmer » January 21st, 2014, 8:47 am

Why not just use the fuse box? There are a few spares that are active with ignition only. You can get adaptors that plug into the mini blade fuse location with a wire coming out of one side. Using two in mine now.

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