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  1. #1
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    Default Alas, another Perko question...

    How do you guys connect all positive loads to the common of the Perko?

    I don't have enough room on that post.

    A lot of things like amps are connected directly to the house battery.

    You create (or use) some kind of bus or distribution block to feed the Common terminal?

  2. #2
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    I am no expert here, but only one positive per battery to the switch.
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    Thats one of the downsides of the actual Perko brand battery switch.....its very shallow with short studs. A couple of solutions are to either use a heavy duty buss bar or a remote stud. This leaves the main starter cable and a short jumper to the buss or remote std, the only B+ cables on the "C" post.

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    That's what I'm thinking - some type of junction stud that can be covered. Not sure how a heavy buss would be insulated.


    Anyone have any photos of how they handled this?
    Last edited by slipperyrockTKE300; 06-16-2014 at 12:01 PM.

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    Both BEP Marine and Blue Sea make BUS Bar with available covers.

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    Thank you!

    One more question....any idea of what rating to get? Would this be a case where more is definitely better?

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