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Battery Charger #13900147 02/24/21 12:55 PM
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Has anyone had this happen on their Minnkota onboard charger? Fuse melted into the line? Can I splice a new fuse “box” into the line, or at I better off buying a new charger? If I need a new charger, what do y’all recommend?

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Re: Battery Charger [Re: chickenfried76] #13900151 02/24/21 12:59 PM
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You can fix it, but I wouldn’t trust it.


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Re: Battery Charger [Re: chickenfried76] #13900155 02/24/21 01:02 PM
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Looks more like corrosion from trapped moisture.

Re: Battery Charger [Re: chickenfried76] #13900193 02/24/21 01:32 PM
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That lead goes to the cranking battery. The other two banks to the trolling motor batteries are working fine.Which three bank charger are you guys using that’s the most reliable?

Re: Battery Charger [Re: chickenfried76] #13900204 02/24/21 01:44 PM
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Did you replace the fuse holder and try it?

Like mentioned it looks like corrosion.


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Re: Battery Charger [Re: chickenfried76] #13900223 02/24/21 01:57 PM
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I use two Dual Pro Professionals. I have a three bank for the cranking battery and trolling batteries. I use a single for an electronics battery that I added. One of them is 15 years old, or older, and works perfectly with constant use. The single is 3 years old.

I’ve been working in the 12v electronics business for 32 years. When fuse holders melt, and don’t pop the fuse, it IS due to corrosion on the contacts. A bad connection causes voltage drop. That results in amperage having to go up to supply the needed power. This, in turn, causes excessive heat. I see a lot of melted fuse holders in my line of work.

Clean connections, and proper wiring is the fix. In your case, proper wiring is already supplied.

Reason for not trusting this? It isn’t always 100% a bad connection that you can fix. Splicing in a new fuse holder is adding two more chances for failed connections.


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Re: Battery Charger [Re: chickenfried76] #13900229 02/24/21 02:02 PM
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Cut the fuse holder out and put a new one in its place. It uses a 30 amp AGX 32V automotive fuse.
Its an under $10 fix.

Re: Battery Charger [Re: chickenfried76] #13900522 02/24/21 05:56 PM
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Had the same problem. Minn Kota sent me a whole new lead. Had to take the charger apart and replace it. Wasn't too bad.


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Re: Battery Charger [Re: chickenfried76] #13900528 02/24/21 06:00 PM
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Thats not heat damage, only corrosion. Cut and splice in new one using environmental splices.


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You'd be fine cutting the wires and installing a new fuse box. Just make sure it's the same size fuse.

Re: Battery Charger [Re: d75bender] #13901565 02/25/21 02:20 PM
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Originally Posted by d75bender
You'd be fine cutting the wires and installing a new fuse box. Just make sure it's the same size fuse.


Exactly, when installing the Intereferemce isolator for Humminbird electronics you have to cut the lead in front of the fuse anyway.


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