I added a Blue Sea Add-A-Battery to my boat.

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I added a Blue Sea Add-A-Battery to my boat.

#1 Post by BobG » Tue Jul 10, 2012 9:17 am

This is how I did it.

The box is a Carlon (Model E989NL) 8” X 8” X 4” Junction Box, from Lowes

The strain relief's are Halex ½” (Model 27693) and ¾” (Model 27697) ACC Non-Metallic Strain Relief Cord Connectors from Home Depot

Throw in two Blue Sea ANL fuse holders with 100 Amp ANL fuses, and a 4-position terminal block with cover for all the ground wires.

If I were going to do it again, I would probably use the Carlon 12" X 12" X 6" box.
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#2 Post by Mr Geets » Tue Jul 10, 2012 4:06 pm

Very well done and excellent post with info
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Re: I added a Blue Sea Add-A-Battery to my boat.

#3 Post by Chas4273 » Sat Jul 14, 2012 3:49 pm

Mr Geets wrote:Very well done and excellent post with info
+1 Very clean install!
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Re: I added a Blue Sea Add-A-Battery to my boat.

#4 Post by monksblood » Mon Feb 25, 2013 5:20 pm

That is impressive. Nicely done, thanks for the idea
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Re: I added a Blue Sea Add-A-Battery to my boat.

#5 Post by HandymanHerb » Mon Feb 25, 2013 6:05 pm

Why did they use a fuse on the ground ???
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Re: I added a Blue Sea Add-A-Battery to my boat.

#6 Post by tuned » Mon Feb 25, 2013 7:06 pm

Very neat intall. Congrats.
I love my ACR and it also has a fuse on the ground.
Not sure why tho. I just hooked it up according to SOP and it has worked for years.
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Re: I added a Blue Sea Add-A-Battery to my boat.

#7 Post by cleatus » Tue Feb 26, 2013 4:57 am

Nice job! :thumbsup

you may want to make a copy of the wiring diagram and seal it up in the box, or laminate a copy and store it in a batt box for a quick future reference.
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Re: I added a Blue Sea Add-A-Battery to my boat.

#8 Post by bassn386 » Tue Feb 26, 2013 8:39 am

Damn! I just hate it when a DIY project turns out looking like a professional install!!
If it were me there would have been extra pieces laying around and the mount would NOT have been plum and square.
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Re: I added a Blue Sea Add-A-Battery to my boat.

#9 Post by lazyriver » Sat Mar 02, 2013 6:25 am

Great write up. I will definitely be using this thread for info later this spring when i add my 2nd battery

Thanks for sharing!
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#10 Post by HandymanHerb » Sat Mar 02, 2013 7:51 am

HandymanHerb wrote:Why did they use a fuse on the ground ???
Ok after waking up I see that fused ground is only to relay, not to the loads
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Re: I added a Blue Sea Add-A-Battery to my boat.

#11 Post by TonyTwoToons » Wed Mar 05, 2014 8:03 pm

Bob (or other people smarter than me),

Great post. It should be stickied!

I'm going to install my mini add-a-battery shortly. I'm going to use a larger junction box though (learning from others' experience). The layout will be nearly identical but I want to mount the box directly to the fence panel. I'll put a few rubber washers between the panel and the box for air flow. Is mounting it to the fence panel a good idea? Should I be worried about something I'm not thinking of or don't know about?

Sorry for bringing an old thread back from the dead.

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Re: I added a Blue Sea Add-A-Battery to my boat.

#12 Post by Mosnowman » Thu Mar 06, 2014 7:26 am

Looks great! I added one last year...check that...my Marine guy added it (I have no talent what so ever)....and love it!

Impressive clean install....I'm jealous of your ability....enjoy!
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Re: I added a Blue Sea Add-A-Battery to my boat.

#13 Post by Marathon » Thu Mar 06, 2014 2:26 pm

I, too, followed Bob's lead when I redid our pontoon last summer. I put my box under the rear seat:
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Re: I added a Blue Sea Add-A-Battery to my boat.

#14 Post by Woody » Thu Mar 06, 2014 3:04 pm

What ever happened to 'ol Bob ? Haven't seen him post in a long time.
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Re: I added a Blue Sea Add-A-Battery to my boat.

#15 Post by HandymanHerb » Thu Mar 06, 2014 3:10 pm

Yea he hasn't post since Aug 20th, hope he alright, he's our favorite lib :lol3 :lol3 :lol3
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