Wiring accessories via fuze box vs. direct to battery
Will connecting via a fuze box impair the effectiveness or efficiency of an accessory, as opposed to a direct-to-battery connection?
I am considering adding heated grips to my KLR. The very nice lady at Oxford customer support strongly recommends wiring the grip heaterz diretly to the battery. I already have a pigtail for my heated gear wired directly to my battery, based on the verry strong recommendation from Mike at Warm 'n Safe. I also have another connector direct-wired for a battery tender.
All of these "direct wires" are making a mess of the battery connections, so I am considering adding a relay-activated fuze box (or equivalent) to better organize things, and better protect against a dead battery if I inadvertantly leave an accessory power on when I turn off the bike.
Is there any particular reason to avoid such a fuze box? The folks at Oxford and at Warm 'n Safe could not make me understand why a direct connection was so strongly recommended, only that it was.
Will connecting via a fuze box impair the effectiveness or efficiency of the accessory?
"Chet from Chattanooga"
2009 KLR, blue