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|Q ||Should I fuse my circuits and if so, which cable should I fuse? |
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Yes, we would always recommend fusing the positive cable of each circuit. The fuse should be located as close to the power source (e.g. battery) as possible.
|Q ||How do I know what value fuse to use? |
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You should protect a cable with a fuse that is lower than the cable's rated value in Amps (A). We recommend fusing at around 70-80% of the cable's rating.
|Q ||What type of fuse should I use? |
|A ||The type of fuse you should use will be dependent on the cable it's going to protect. You will need to make sure the fuse holder can accommodate the cable size and that a fuse is available for that holder that is below the cable's nominal current rating. You can see what cable size our fuse holders are suitable for in the specifications tab on the product page. |
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Fuses are critical in any electrical system and are used to protect a circuit from excessive current that could lead to damage and, very often, an electrical fire. Excessive current is most likely to be caused by three things ..
Disclaimer - The information contained in these articles is provided in good faith and we do our best to ensure that it is accurate and up to date, however, we cannot be held responsible for any damage or loss arising from the use or mis-use of this information or from any errors or omissions. The installer is ultimately responsible for the safety of the system so if you are in any doubt, please consult a qualified electrician.