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    Hey folks,

    My boat has 2 starting batteries and is connected to a selector switch for (1-2-all-off) selection, I believe it is a Perko switch. I want to add a fuse block AFTER this selector switch.

    Is there a specific type of fuse block you would recommend for this type of application, which will be located in the bilge compartment? Or is any marine grade fuse block acceptable?

    Thanks for your input!

    Ideally one of these ignition protected ones is the way to do it. Example....

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    Ignition-protected fuse blocks capable of consolidating and protecting multiple 1A to 200A circuits.

    Or depending on where the devices are, that you will be protecting with the fuse block, you could run a wire out of the engine area, and put fuse block there.


      Excellent, that is what I was looking for! I do have a wire running to the fly bridge with a fuse block the problem is it is wired directly to one of the batteries which has been problematic to say the least.


        What is this wire that is running from the battery to helm powering?

        How about removing that wire from the battery and installing it on one of the battery switch turnimals? That would posibly cure the problem with the battery connection!

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          The wire is running to a fuse block which powers the VHF, Chart plotter and depth finder. I like the idea of a fuse block after the battery selector since there are other things wired direct to the batteries like the trim tabs and bilge pumps. I think it looks sloppy connecting direct and it seems the fuse block is my best option.

          Thank you for the input!