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Fuse Block- what is "ground bus"?

Discussion in 'Camping & Outdoor Gear' started by firetruck41, Jul 7, 2005.

  1. firetruck41

    firetruck41

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    What is the difference between a regular fuse block and a fuse block with ground bus? And is a regular fuse block fine for hooking up some 10A power points to the cargo area?
     
  2. Cruiserdrew

    Cruiserdrew On the way there SILVER Star

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    I'm answering your other post too. A ground bus is just a bar or strip of metal to which multiple grounds are attached. The Bus of course is also grounded. I use a ground bus in my system, it just isn't part of the fuse panel. Instead, it's a 6 position bus that I just mounted near the battery and ran a heavy (8ga) jumper to the negative terminal. All of my accessory grounds return to that point. I bought the bus at the marine store.
     
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    rusty_tlc Dain Bramaged Member

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    Single point grounding may be necessary for some electronics*, or if you have a fiberglass body. If the body/engine/frame grounding is sound lights and other stuff like fans should work just fine when grounded to any convient piece of metal.


    * This is debatable.