OFF-ROAD LIGHTING 12v outlet in bed.

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Ok, so I just ordered my blue sea systems below deck panel with voltage and 12v socket. I will be installing it in my bed so I can run my fridge. There is a 15amp fuse in the panel itself, I am wondering what inline fuse I should run at the battery???

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Called blue sea systems and they recommend 20-30 amp inline fuse on 10gauge wire. I will be doing a write up on this install when completed.
 
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Ok, so I just ordered my blue sea systems below deck panel with voltage and 12v socket. I will be installing it in my bed so I can run my fridge. There is a 15amp fuse in the panel itself, I am wondering what inline fuse I should run at the battery???

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Called blue sea systems and they recommend 20-30 amp inline fuse on 10gauge wire. I will be doing a write up on this install when completed.
Yes please share your install ,I am looking to add something like this .
 

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Ok so here is the parts list

Duplex marine wire (25ft)

Ancor Marine Grade Duplex Cables
Inline fuse

Sea Dog 420555-1 Watertight Inline Fuse Holder, 30 Amp / 10 Gauge
Panel with circuit breaker switch

Blue Sea Systems 4354 Below Deck Panel
12v Socket

Blue Sea Systems 12 Volt Dash Socket
OLED voltmeter

Blue Sea Systems Mini OLED DC Voltmeter with 12V/24V DC
 
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Here is some updated pics, still waiting on some parts.

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In the box with the panel, came 2 different templates, I just measured out and taped one of them down. Used a dremel to cut the line out and used some sand paper to clean it up. This is just one of the two templates they provide you, for reference of course.
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Still waiting on the wire and the volt meter and then I will be installing and taking more pics.
 

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coming along good. putting my panel in the same place, problem is I have the Mobtown steel doors and not enough people I know w/ a drill press to get through them!
 
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Nice work! I installed one of these about a year and a half ago and it's been such a handy addition to the truck
 

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coming along good. putting my panel in the same place, problem is I have the Mobtown steel doors and not enough people I know w/ a drill press to get through them!

Do you really need a press? Just do a large pilot hole and use a jigsaw to finish it off, clean it all up with a file (y)
 

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I coullldddddd. But then I'd have to trust myself.

STOP GIVING ME IDEAS AND MOTIVATION!!!

Sometimes you just gotta jump in. That’s all I do, I close my eyes and hope for the best.
 

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Got the voltage meter and wired it up, just a test for now.....but everything works. I’ll be doing the final install when my new odyssey battery arrives this Friday.
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Used 22ft of wire but it is complete. The voltage meter reads about .4V difference from the battery. A little loss but not that significant. I guess if anything it will kind of be a fail safe feature lol.
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