DC-Hub integrated fuse box
THIS is a remarkable cost and time-saving device called the DC-Hub. Imagine a simple, extremely robust DC input/output fuse box combination board that reduces workshop time by a large factor, but also does away with the need for specialist expertise when building DC electric setups.
If you are building and installing DC electrics into 4WDs, RVs, boats of all sizes, and even dwellings that run on solar-charged DC setups, this is a marvellous, cost saving device.
Because sometimes, analogue is just easier and more reliable, and can be set-up by anyone, anywhere.
This is a remarkable cost and time saving device called the DC-Hub. Imagine a simple, extremely robust product that considerably reduces workshop time, but also does away with the need for specialist expertise when wiring DC setups.
DELAYS DUE TO COVID-19:
This item is made in Australia from mostly German and Australian components. The crisis has resulted in delays in manufacturing. Order or inquire about likely delivery dates here.
If you are building and installing DC electrics into 4WDs, recreational vehicles, boats of all sizes, and even dwellings that run on solar-charged DC setups, this is a device that saves on both time and expertise.
GERMAN QUALITY. AUSSIE-MADE
Simple, made from the best German components and assembled in Australia, the best part: No electronics! Because sometimes, analogue is just easier and more reliable, and can be set-up by anyone, anywhere.
One of the biggest challenges of electrical installations is the lack of expertise, and the resultant quality shortfalls. With the Egon DC-Hub, there are no need for lugs. No need for heat shrinks. No need for lots of experience. Simply strip the wires, and insert.
The board is marked with input instructions and every unit comes with an installation guide. These guides are backed up up by installation videos on our YouTube channel.
Aux battery. 150A max
Start battery. 60A max
DC-DC Charger 60A max
High-capacity output. 80A max
General 50A max
Dual input/output 50A max
10 x 25A general output.
FUSE FAILURE INDICATORS
Should a fuse blow the corresponding red LED will glow, indicating a failure. Fault-tracing then becomes effortless.
SPARE FUSE HOLDERS
Large x 3
Small x 5
width 267 mm
The DC-Hub replaces the following items:
Crimps and lugs.
Optional cradle (mount bracket) available.
TESTED TO DESTRUCTION
We proved that our goal to over-engineer the DC-Hub worked, putting massive current over-loads through the connections and PC board, over extended time periods, resulted in no warping, melting or any significant damage of any kind. We abused it beyond anything that could happen in the real world, and it came back smiling. And amazingly, even though we tested one to destruction - it still works faultlessly. We couldn't destroy it!
Above is a photo taken during the heat test. Here we put 110 amps through the 25-amp max fuse connector, which was replaced with 5-gauge wire. After 15 minutes it reached over 120°C, melted the insulation on the wire, but never damaged the PC board, which has a rated capacity of 90°C. We then did a similar test with the 80-amp output, and there was a lot of smoke. The DC-Hub remained undamaged.
All DC-Hubs are shipped with instructions, wiring guides, and a wire sizes table.
This is a DC-Hub installed in an overland Toyota Troopcarrier camper, build by Autograph Overland, late 2019.