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installing compressor

Discussion in 'Chevy Silverado Forum (GMC Sierra)' started by 6.6chevy2006, Aug 4, 2012.

  1. 6.6chevy2006

    6.6chevy2006 New Member

    hey fellas, just signed up for this site because ive been told its the best one out there. so the reason for the post is i need some help tying into ignition fuse on my 2006 2500hd duramax. i am installing a compressor and tank onto my truck. should i tie directly into battery with a relay or is there a better way and or easier? thanks for helping

  2. tbplus10

    tbplus10 Epic Member Staff Member 5+ Years 5000 Posts Platinum Contributor

    Tap into a keyed wire after the fuse box, you dont want directly into the battery because if your not around and the tank gets a leak the compressor will continue to run until your battery is dead.
    Use a relay and the tap will just be a signal wire that the ignition is on.
  3. bazar01

    bazar01 Member 2 Years 100 Posts

    +1 on switched 12V and a relay.

    Here is a simple circuit.

    air compressor circuit.jpg

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