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Offline deucekazoo

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Power Panel
« on: 08:59:25 AM / 03-Apr-17 »
Her is my latest project for the car. I was replacing the radio with something a little new and did not really want to leave the EQ in there. So made up a panel to hold a USB charger plug, a cigarette lighter plug, a volt gauge and also a connector for the radio. The radio connector is a USB and a headphone plug for music playback.
I want to thanks S12_Lifer for the switch so I can turn the panel on and off when I want to. Its wired up hot at all times, so if I want to charge the phone with the car off I can.


Here is my Overdrive switch for my manual trans. lol


Here is the panel the same shape as the front of the EQ. I used the EQ brackets to mount it.


New radio and power panel.
« Last Edit: 09:00:43 AM / 03-Apr-17 by deucekazoo »

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Online kelso840

Re: Power Panel
« Reply #1 on: 10:26:31 AM / 03-Apr-17 »
I want.
Infrequently driving an s12.

Offline weitrhino

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Re: Power Panel
« Reply #2 on: 10:40:08 AM / 03-Apr-17 »
That's pretty cool. I used my overdrive switch to run fog lamps since the 71C was installed.

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Re: Power Panel
« Reply #3 on: 11:35:58 PM / 04-Apr-17 »
Excellent work!  Overdrive switches are the bomb!

Offline deucekazoo

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Re: Power Panel
« Reply #4 on: 11:29:50 AM / 05-Apr-17 »
Thanks guys, it is working pretty good.
Because of this panel I have noticed that the voltage between the panel gauge and the one on the radio (yes the radio has a voltage display at the bottom right, kind of cool) are slightly different. It makes me wonder if I need to clean the main battery connector again on the car harness. The gauge on the panel is directly wired with a 10 gauge wire and shows steady voltage but the radio display fluctuates and is lower by a few millivolts. It could be the quality of the gauges but I do think that the main connection on the car harness needs to be cleaned and improved. My alternator light keeps dimly lighting up every once in a while especially when I have the lights on at night.

kelso840, I have the design saved. Let me know if you want me to make you one. I made mine out of 3/16 clear acrylic you use for windows. A little harder to cut because it likes to melt. Plexiglas would have been better but they don't have it that thick locally. I just shot the back side black so it gives you that nice glossy front.

Offline weitrhino

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Re: Power Panel
« Reply #5 on: 05:07:37 PM / 05-Apr-17 »
Gage readings are probably just due to calibration differences. I wouldn't worry about it at all.