Denali PowerHub2 Power Distribution Wiring Harness Module
Solid idea, decent execution
I love the idea. I have installed this into my 2014 Triumph Tiger and expect it to save a lot of dicing and splicing. Install was simple and straight forward. I picked up a box of mini fuses from Harbor Freight and had no issue with the cover going on as others have expressed. The blades are freakishly tight the first time or two and I was a little worried about cracking the PCB but it has held solid. However, having said that the PCB was hot glued to the case which broke free so now its just sitting in there which I do feel for the price as many others have said it could have been more solidly built. The straps that hold the cover on are elastic with knots in them. I haven't had an issue with them breaking but they are easily replaceable if they do. (Others have complained of this.) The main wires are nice multi-stranded flexible wire so routing was easy and I have no doubts that the wire can handle any load you throw at it. Im not sure if they have modified the port for the wires as a number of people have complained about running wires though the whole and I had no issues. I can see if you fill the box maybe some issues with lots of large wires but so far all I have is my Zumo GPS and charger. I will be adding lights eventually as well.
All in all, great product that does what its designed to do. I would recommend this. I am actually considering one for my Miata..
July 27, 2015
More issues with space on the F800 GS...
There is no room under the faux tank of the F800 GS. There is space right at the back, underneath the seat toward the tail light, but some of my farkle wires couldn't reach that far.
So, I ended up placing the unit under the seat, where the suspension tool is located. This will work for now, but I don't want to leave it here long term, as it may begin to move around when on bumpy offroad surfaces.
The unit was easy to install and then running all of my farkles to it, was easy. There's not a lot of room to get the wires in, and I only have 3 of the slots hooked up. I couldn't tie my new Denali D4 lights in to the PowerHub2, because the wires for the lighting unit are just too large. So, the lights are going straight to the battery.
Very happy with this unit and it has cleaned up my battery area. One minor nit, is that trying to get the fuses in place was a little tricky as the slots were just so tight. I thought I was going to bend and break one of the connectors, but thankfully did not.
April 13, 2015
Falls a little short
The PowerHub2 does the job but I had one annoying design flaw I believe is also commented on in another review. There are enough position for 6 fuses and 6 ground wires. Try and pass 12 wires through the one opening and turn the corner to the terminals where they have wires for the relay is a major problem and bows the cover out real bad. I fumbled with a configuration multiple times to get something reasonable but it's way to cramped, and I only wires 8. They need to cure this problem for a perfect product. It's even evident of the problem in the second product picture. The yellow, red, and black wires cross right in front of where you need to turn the corner with 12 wires to mate the terminals....good luck.
March 17, 2015
Happy with purchase
Bought this with a Denali Soundbomb horn. Already hooked up horn, a headlight relay, and battery charger pigtail. Will likely add aux lights and power socket in the near future. Fit and finish is good. Too soon to know about durability yet.
Toughest part was trying to find a suitable spot on the bike to install it. No fault of Denali about that.
Would have no issue recommending to friends. As a matter of fact, I already have.
March 10, 2015
Best overall product on the market, but with issues
A good overall product, flexible and compact. Will still recommend it. I had a couple issues with the design & implementation.
- the fuse holder design is so tight, I pulled the whole circuit board off when first removing one during the install. Now have to put one finger on a fuse, to remove another.
- The relay power source (+12V switched connection) requires a significant amperage to trigger the relay, so not all sources (such as diagnostic port connections) will drive the relay. Took me a while, and running a separate source wire, to make this connection.
- won't support a high amperage fused connection - the Denali Soundbomb air horn (requires 20A, with a 30A fuse). Max supported amperage per circuit of the Powerhub is 15A, with a 30A total through the relay. Would think that this manufacturer of both products would have considered this and increased the per-circuit support to 20A. OK, sure, a horn is momentary, but the specs are there for a reason.
November 11, 2014
Good compact design
Second one of these I've purchased. Good compact design and like that can replace relay w/out soldering. Still have issue with "bungee" material to keep cover on. Completely deteriorates after a few hours of heat and have to improvise cover retainer. Still recommend product.
August 19, 2014
Clean and easy install
If you are installing any type of accessories on your bike the Denali is a must have. Install was very easy, it looks professionally done, and it SAFE for your bike and accessories. I installed one in my wife's BMW and my Triumph.
August 4, 2014
poor quality control
I wanted to add several circuits to my bike and this looked like a good product. I received the unit and started installing it. After hooking up a couple circuits I noticed that when one fuse was inserted in any of the 6 positions, all the terminals went "hot". Talked to Twistedthrottle and they said this was not right. Talked to Revzilla and they had a replacement shipped quickly since I had a 2000 mile trip in a few days. Received the new unit and checked it before installing. This unit had 3 of the terminals shorted. Used a heat gun I removed the circuit board to see what was going on. There was a solder bridge shorting the 3 terminals, the result of sloppy soldering. Using a soldering iron I removed the bridge and the unit worked like it should. Better quality control is needed to check for short circuits before leaving the manufacturer! After the long ride the rubberband holding the cover on was broke. Now it's held on with a zip tie.
July 21, 2014