Over the next few videos, we’re going to continue our theme on good planning. Specifically, we’re going to talk about picking the best locations for the major components that come with your Infinitybox system. We’re installing our 20-Circuit Kit with inLINK and inRESERVE in our 1979 CJ7. To get the most out of our install, we want to pick the best locations for the MASTERCELL, the front & rear POWERCELLs, the MEGA fuse holder and the inRESERVE solenoid. We’ve broken this up into multiple, talking about what you need to consider for each part. This video covers picking the best location for the main parts in the inRESERVE Active Battery Management System.
inRESERVE is our Active Battery Management System. It is an accessory to our 20-Circuit Kit. inRESERVE works with your MASTERCELL and POWERCELL to monitor your battery voltage and actively disconnect the battery if it gets too lot. You can click here to get to another video that goes through inRESERVE in more detail. There are two main parts of the inRESERVE Kit that need to be planned for in your install. The first is the inRESERVE latching solenoid. The second is the manual reset button.
The heart of the inRESERVE kit is a special latching solenoid. It takes a pulse from a POWERCELL output to latch open, disconnecting all power from the battery to minimize battery drain. The inRESERVE solenoid needs to be located between the positive terminal of your battery and the block of 4 MEGA fuses that distribute power to your POWERCELLs. The best location that we found in our Jeep is right in front of the battery, under the hood. We’ll mount this solenoid on the same plate as the MEGA fuses.
The location of the inRESERVE reset button is really important. When inRESERVE does its job, it completely shuts down the Infinitybox system. You need to be able to get to your reset button from outside of your car of truck. If you have it inside and you have electric poppers, you won’t be able to access it to reset your system. We’re going to mount our reset button next to the battery and the solenoid under the hood. Check out the details in the video below.
This picture will show you schematically how the inRESERVE solenoid gets wired to the primary block of Mega fuses that comes with your 20-Circuit Kit. You can download a PDF of this schematic by clicking this link.
This diagram will show you the overall relationship between the inRESERVE battery disconnect solenoid, the battery, the Mega fuse block and the 8-gauge power feeds that go to each of the POWERCELLs. You can download a PDF copy of this diagram by clicking this link.
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