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    PDM / fuseless wiring options?

    I know about the Racepack Smartwire. It seems awesome. What else is out there? Iím interested in getting away from fuses and relays, partly as a nerd project and partly for article fodder for Race Magazine.

    The Rowe PDM60 looks good but is limited. Iíve been looking at a budget PLC called Velocio which is damn cool and cheap, but can only handle 300mA so back to relays. The real advantage of Velocio is I can run a distributed network control via CAT5 cable or USB extension cable and get rid of nearly all the wiring in the car.

    What other options are feasible?
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    How man circuits, amp capacity, etc. Cheaper side have a look at Blackbox PDM's, ECUMaster PDM, or Switch-Pros?

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    I picked up one of the Rowe PDM60s which I was thinking about using it for basic functions such as lights and shit.

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    I have the Blackbox. Works great but only 12 outputs.

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    Motogadget do a couple aimed at bikes, they'd probably be great for a single seater or clubby
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    Cheers gents! Shall investigate.
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    Quote Originally Posted by seedyrom
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    There's another one called Motobrain motobrain.net which looks really promising. I have been following on and off but when I look he seems to have supply issues.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gammaboy View Post
    Motogadget do a couple aimed at bikes, they'd probably be great for a single seater or clubby
    I've been using it for ~4-5 years. Turned my rats nest of 70s BMW wiring into a breeze.
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