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    Default A better distribution board

    I know there are several different distro boards and I have a few of them but what I would like is something to show when a fuse or even a resettable fuse blows. I have a pic of a Falcon F16v3 board that had indicator lights showing a fuse is working. Since I'm not an electronics whiz how hard would it be to include an indicator light like the F16v3 has? I'm thinking it can be used on both fuse and resettable fuse boards. Incidentally, I prefer regular mini fuses like the E6804 uses. If I knew how to design a circuit I would do it myself and have the boards made. Does this appeal to anyone? Is anyone willing to design a circuit?


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    There are indicator lights on several of the boards offered on the forums. One of them even allows you to turn off the lights until you want to check it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by algerdes View Post
    There are indicator lights on several of the boards offered on the forums. One of them even allows you to turn off the lights until you want to check it.
    Interesting. I haven't seen any unless it was group buys way back when.


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    I'm not where I can get to them at this time, but I have several and love them. Makes it real easy to spot when a line has blown the fuse.
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    Quote Originally Posted by algerdes View Post
    I'm not where I can get to them at this time, but I have several and love them. Makes it real easy to spot when a line has blown the fuse.
    I agree. That's why I want them. If you ever run across the posts let me know.


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    Default Re: A better distribution board

    Also nothing stopping you using one of these for power distribution by itself:
    https://www.pixelcontroller.com/stor...roller=product

    I suspect you could cut it in half to get 2 power distribution boards

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    Quote Originally Posted by algerdes View Post
    There are indicator lights on several of the boards offered on the forums. One of them even allows you to turn off the lights until you want to check it.
    I have two of them they are sold by Crocket. I am hoping to pick up a couple more from him here soon.

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    Default Re: A better distribution board

    They make fuses with LED indicators in them then you can use any fuse block

    https://www.google.com/search?site=&...Kw1bW6sI#pli=0

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    Default Re: A better distribution board

    It was Andy Harrison that brought up the first power distro blocks in a group buy. Those didn't have LEDs to indicate blown fuses but he redesigned the board and made another group buy with the led indicators on them. After that, he licensed his design to Crockett Fantasy of Lights and they are now the sellers of the boards that I believe we are talking about here.
    I bought boards from both group buys from Andy myself. I just use the fuses with LEDs built in them like Chris mentioned in the earlier design and it works great! I like the visual aid when looking for power problems as well. Makes it quick to find.
    Last edited by beeiilll; 07-23-2017 at 08:27 AM.

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