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Terminal Wiring
Another battery-related mistake a lot of us make is to overload the terminals with add-on wires. Often, we add accessories piecemeal without a solid plan as to how many we are going to add. So we (and by we, we mean all Jeepers) tend to just hook the positive lead to the battery terminal. And then repeat another 10 times until the bolt on the terminal is bent, wires fall off, or the bolt gets stripped out. Why should you care? Well, positive connection at the battery is critical to all kinds of things. A better way to go about it is with something like this auxiliary fuse block from Painless Performance Wiring (PN70207). Sure, it takes longer to initially hook up, but with both switched and constant feeds, adding stuff down the road is much easier.

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