Well, I'm starting to think that the act of simply posting on this site- regardless of all the helpful replys I get- helps me solve any problems I may be having
As i've posted before, I have the battery ACR connected so both of my 12 v (starting and accessory/trolling batteries) are being charged independently. Now that that's done I'm ready to start wiring in accessories such as a depth finder, radio, lights, a plug for my trolling motor, and a few 12 volt plugs so I can use a spotlight, keep my cell phone charged, etc.
Below is a rough wiring diagram of what I have so far with the exception of the hot wire that will supply my fuse panel with it's power. It's a 6 foot run between my battery and my fuse panel and i'm wondering what size wire and fuse I should use to connect to my fuse panel?
Both of the wires coming from my battery acr are 8 gauge wires with 120 amp fuses. Also, the two negative wires going to my neg bus bar are 8 gauge as well. The only wire that is not 8 gauge is the fused ground coming from my #3 slot on the battery acr and ending at the neg bus bar. Instead, it's a 14 gauge wire fused with a 30 amp fuse.
Basically, I just want to be sure I will be supplying enough power to my fuse panel in order to wire in the devices i've listed above. Some more items I haven't listed but will eventually be installed are a bilge pump, speedometer, and lighting so I can finally stop buying batteries to power my night fishing trips.
Lastly, i'm wondering how to install my trolling motor plug socket for example, an item that I assume I will not have to run from the fuse panel? Is the best way to do this to simply wire it into the battery with a fuse? Thanks for any replys!