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#12379562 - 08/09/17 05:49 PM what size fuse?
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i have a 30 amp? fuse as a main fuse coming off the battery to the main fuse block under the console. when i'm working on the electrics, i keep blowing it. not during regular use of the boat, just when working on it. should i go bigger? what's standard? it's a small in line fuse holder with a sealed cap. could i use a breaker with a reset button like the trolling motor and jack plate use?
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#12379579 - 08/09/17 06:06 PM Re: what size fuse? [Re: smooth move]
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#12379598 - 08/09/17 06:16 PM Re: what size fuse? [Re: smooth move]
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Use a resettable circuit breaker and trip it when you are working on electrical stuff. Don't over fuse it. If you have #10 wire feeding the console, then use a 30A CB. Fusing beyond the rating of the wire is only asking for a fire. A larger fuse won't fix your issue of blowing it. A scredrive shorted across terminals will blow a 100A CB as fast as a 10A. 60A breaker is for the trolling motor and that is if the manual calls for it. The only place to use a 60A breaker is for the trolling motor and that is if the manual calls for it. There are places where bigger is better. This is not one of them.
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#12379601 - 08/09/17 06:17 PM Re: what size fuse? [Re: John175®]
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Originally Posted By: John175 ®
I have a 60a breaker for my panels.

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Man, i completely forgot about seeing one of those on my buddy's boat. didn't realize it was 60 amp. thanks.
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#12379967 - 08/09/17 09:51 PM Re: what size fuse? [Re: Bob Landry]
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Originally Posted By: Bob Landry
Use a resettable circuit breaker and trip it when you are working on electrical stuff. Don't over fuse it. If you have #10 wire feeding the console, then use a 30A CB. Fusing beyond the rating of the wire is only asking for a fire. A larger fuse won't fix your issue of blowing it. A screwdriver shorted across terminals will blow a 100A CB as fast as a 10A. 60A breaker is for the trolling motor and that is if the manual calls for it. The only place to use a 60A breaker is for the trolling motor and that is if the manual calls for it. There are places where bigger is better. This is not one of them.


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