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Cartek Power Distribution Panel

The Cartek Power Distribution Panel is a fully integrated, fully electronic solution to power distribution in race and rally cars. Designed to replace 16 Fuses, Relays and Switches as well as a variety of control systems, these units therefore greatly simplify the wiring, reducing build time, saving weight and maximising reliability.How it WorksThe Power Distribution Panel takes +12V power directly from the battery then distributes this to all the electrical systems around the car. The 16 power outputs from the Power Distribution Panel are controlled from the front panel push buttons or from external switches and inputs. All 16 Power Outputs are fully protected with 6 selectable current settings thereby completely removing the need for fuses or circuit breakers. The Function of each Channel is also selectable from a choice of 8 different options.Features16 User Configurable Channels, selectable current settings of 5, 10 or 15 Amps. Combine two channels together for 20, 25 or 30 Amps. No laptop required.•  Selectable Functions such as   Momentary action (Starter Motor, Washer Pump etc.)   Latching (with memory) -Latching (without memory)   Latching with Time Delay (Heated Screen)   Flashing (Indicators etc.)   Toggling (Headlights High Beam/Low Beam)   0v Momentary action (use as ordinary switch for ECU Map etc.)•  Over Current...View more

Demon Tweeks Master Switch Mount

The Prepfab Master Switch Mount has been developed to suit FIA approved master switches.The Master switch mount is manufactured from corrosion resistant and lightweight alloy and comes supplied undrilled, ensuring the item can be installed in a wide range of positions and cockpits. The mount provides a robust and sturdy base from which the cut off switch can be operated from, optimising the switches operation potential.Image is for illustration purposes, switch is not includedView more

Demon Tweeks Tunnel Mounted Master Switch & Pull Cable Panel – Suit Master Switch & Pull Cable

This panel has been designed to fix onto a transmission tunnel of competition cars for ease of access and straightforward installation.Fabricated in sturdy but lightweight aluminium, the panel is 125mm in width and includes a pre drilled mounting flange for easier fixing.Dimensions: 80mm (125mm inc mount flanges) wide x 150mm high x 130mm deepView more

LMA Ignition Switch Panel – 5 Hole Switch Panel

These metal ignition switch panels from LMA feature a polished chrome finish, with engraved symbols that will not wear off and countersunk mounting holes. 5 hole configuration, including a heavy duty ignition switch with an aircraft style safety switch flip up cover (designed to turn off the ignition when the cover is closed), a heavy duty starter switch with an integral rubber boot and an ignition warning light. This 5 hole panel includes an extra accessory light and toggle switch.3 hole panel also available separately please see associated items.View more

Longacre Black Accessory Switch Panel

Longacre Ignition switch panels are assembled and wired ready for installation, straight from the box! It features 4 heavy duty metal toggle switches, each with a pilot light to indicate when that switch is activated. Grey marker areas enable each switch to be labelled for easy identification.Dimensions – 133 x 92mm (5 1/4" x 3 5/8")View more

Longacre Black Ignition Switch Panel

Longacre Ignition switch panels are assembled and wired ready for installation, straight from the box! It uses a high capacity 12 volt 40 amp ignition switch with a Teflon toggle seal to keep the dirt out. The starter button features a silicon rubber switch cover which will not harden with age. Designed to be used in closed cockpit vehicles.Dimensions – 86 x 92mm (3 3/8" x 3 5/8")View more

Longacre Black Ignition Switch Panel With Flip Up Cover

Longacre Ignition switch panels are assembled and wired ready for installation, straight from the box! It is fitted with an aircraft style flip up safety switch cover, which in an emergency can shut off the ignition quickly from any angle with just a quick hit, even with driving gloves on.  The car cannot be turned on accidentally, and they will never shut off from vibration. It uses a high capacity 12 volt 40 amp ignition switch with a Teflon toggle seal to keep the dirt out. The starter button features a silicon rubber switch cover which will not harden with age. Designed to be used in closed cockpit vehicles. A Pilot light indicate when the ignition is switched on.Dimensions – 86 x 92mm (3 3/8" x 3 5/8") View more

Longacre Black Ignition Switch Panel With Flip Up Cover & 2 Accessory Switches

Longacre Ignition switch panels are assembled and wired ready for installation, straight from the box! It is fitted with an aircraft style flip up safety switch cover, which in an emergency can shut off the ignition quickly from any angle with just a quick hit, even with driving gloves on.  The car cannot be turned on accidentally, and they will never shut off from vibration. It uses a high capacity 12 volt 40 amp ignition switch with a Teflon toggle seal to keep the dirt out. The starter button features a silicon rubber switch cover which will not harden with age. Designed to be used in closed cockpit vehicles. A Pilot light indicate when the ignition is switched on.Two heavy duty metal accessory switches with independent pilot lights and grey marker area can be used for auxiliary electrical items such as cooling fans, fuel pumps or driving lamps.Dimensions – 168 x 92mm (6 5/8" x 3 5/8")View more

Longacre Black Ignition Switch Panel With Flip Up Cover & 4 Accessory Switches

Longacre Ignition switch panels are assembled and wired ready for installation, straight from the box! It is fitted with an aircraft style flip up safety switch cover, which in an emergency can shut off the ignition quickly from any angle with just a quick hit, even with driving gloves on. The car cannot be turned on accidentally, and they will never shut off from vibration. It uses a high capacity 12 volt 40 amp ignition switch with a Teflon toggle seal to keep the dirt out. The starter button features a silicon rubber switch cover which will not harden with age. Designed to be used in closed cockpit vehicles. A pilot light indicates when the ignition is switched on.Four heavy duty metal accessory switches with independent pilot lights and grey marker area can be used for auxiliary electrical items such as cooling fans, fuel pumps or driving lamps.Dimensions – 220mm x 92mm (8 5/8" x 3 5/8") View more

Racing Switch Panels

Switch panels are commonly used in drift, race and track-ready cars. These allow you to easily turn on different power components in your vehicle, including the fans, auxiliary batteries, and the turbo. These panels are especially useful in emergencies. Wiring a switch panel is normally done when rebuilding the performance of a race car. These products come in different designs, and they have different capabilities. Cheaper products will generally be less functional compared to the more expensive ones.

How Do You Wire the Switch Panel?

Wiring a switch panel is a complicated process, and that is why it is usually handled by professional race car mechanics. However, if you have the time and dedication, you should be able to properly wire the whole thing on your own.

For this task, you will need these items:

  • A fuse box
  • Rivets
  • Multiple switches and gauges
  • Wires (these should only be TXL or SXL since the wires should have a high heat rating)
  • Wire cutters
  • Wire strippers
  • A wrench
  • Tape
  • Vacuum or shrink tubing
  • A drill
  • Zip ties
  • A screwdriver
  • A heat gun
  • Soldering iron
  • Terminal ends
  • Of course, you will also need to purchase a switch panel. Once you have these items ready, you can start the wiring process. Start by picking a good position for the panel. It should always be within the reach of the driver.

    You should then create a plan for the wiring of your panel. Ideally, this should be done with a diagram that shows how many circuits you will need and how they will be arranged. This diagram will also be important when you need to replace the cables since it will show the sizes and the switch amperage ratings of the wires. If you choose to go with the most basic switch panel, your plan should only cover the main on and off button, the ignition, and the push start switch.

    You can then follow these steps to properly wire the switch panel:

  • Park your car in a level surface and provide sufficient lighting. You will need to remove the battery’s positive cable before you can start the wiring process. For this task, you will need the wrench and a screwdriver.
  • Connect the negative side of the kill switch to your engine, and the positive side of this switch to the positive side of the starter.
  • Using a crimper, compress the ends of the wire into small folds. These ends should then be joined with a soldering iron.
  • The vacuum tubing should then be placed over the joined ends of the wire. You can heat the vacuum tubing before placing it over the wire ends so that it shrinks the wires effectively. This way, the connections will not be affected by the car’s vibration.
  • Connect the terminal end of the wire to the fuse box, and connect the other end to the starter cable. The ignition switch should be connected in a similar way, except that it will be connected to the coil’s positive side. For the starter switch, the terminal end of the wire should be connected to the solenoid.
  • Wrap the shrink tubing around the wires and group them so that you don’t have many wires lying around.
  • Fix your switch panel in the position you chose. As mentioned earlier, this panel should be easily accessible to the driver.
  • It is a good idea to install a quick disconnect plug so that you can easily correct any errors without dismantling the entire system.

    What Should You Consider When Shopping for these Panels?

    Here are some factors you need to consider when choosing switch panels:

  • The construction - The best switch panels are light, stiff, and weatherproof.
  • The wiring - If you don’t want to go through the entire wiring process, you can purchase a prewired panel.
  • The appearance - If you care about looks, you should get a product made of carbon. These usually have the best appearances.