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Old 05-19-2020, 08:30 AM   #1
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House Grounding

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Say I was running a Blue Sea #5092 fuse block, 4 cig plugs, 2 usb's, roof fan, ARB fridge (only part of this I presently own 9yo and going strong), led lights, etc. etc.
My question is , can I safely ground every thing to the body at point of install?
My thinking is Kiss.
If this has been addressed here I didn't run across it.
Thanks for good advice
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Old 05-19-2020, 08:46 AM   #2
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It is best to provide one ground connection to body and run all grounds back to that central location. This is especially true if the ground point at install would be difficult to get to after install. Not sure what the Blue Sea #5092 is?

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Old 05-19-2020, 09:05 AM   #3
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Maybe OP is referring to a fuse block without the ground bus.

I figure the fuse block ground bus is the best solution. One solid connection to the body/frame from the fuse block ground bus. And since I am running a positive wire to the fuse block, it is easy enough to run the ground back to that ground bus at the same time. IF I have two grounds running from the same area, and loads are not heavy, I might combine the grounds into one run back to the fuse ground bus.
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Old 05-19-2020, 09:25 AM   #4
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Both my house bat (between dr seat & bulkhead) & starter bat are grounded to the body with 2/0. Been charging house bat at home or from my 110 dash outlet with a bat tender when driving. Recently bought a Renogy Dcc50S (not yet installed) for the dc/dc and future solar expansion, over the phone the Renogy tech guy said it was ok to ground both the smart alt gnd & main ground to the body instead of running more wires to the start or house bat.
That's what got me thinking about grounding things at point of use.
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Yes no gnd buss on the fuse block, and thanks both of you for your opinions
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