I'd like to hear what people have done to deal with the problem that everything seems to need to be wiring to the battery terminals. Winch, inverters, lights, etc etc.
I have wired an inverter to the van battery, and slightly modified the clamping bolt on the wire terminal so I could fit about a 6 AWG wire on there; it runs to a 60 amp bar-type fuse in a holder that is in a plastic box, with bolts for the wire at either end. Secured it with zip ties to top of battery, although the wires hold it there.
Now I have to add a circuit breaker and two (+/-) about 4 AWG cables to the battery terminals, and I'll probably want to enclose the circuit breaker in a project box or something. See photo.
I'm thinking of connecting one end of the circuit breaker to the bolt that holds the 60 amp fuse on the battery side; it would stick out at 90 deg and I could bore through the plastic of the fuse holder and build a cover on it. I could use the clamp bolt on the other battery terminal for the negative, although I might have to use a bigger bolt.
But it's ugly. Ideally I'd have a sort of bus bar there like I've got for the house batteries, so I could neaten it all up. But that's all sort of predicated on changing out the current Ford cable ends to ring terminals, and there is no slack in those babies, so once I remove the clamps there isn't much to work with.
Anyone have a more elegant solution?