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  • I'm blowing a fuse, why?

    This isn't related to a carputer but it is electrical so I thought I'd ask here since you guys obviously know a lot about the electrical bits.

    I have two electrical fans (e-fans) installed on my truck and one of the controllers died, so while I was waiting for a new controller I decided to install a manual on/off switch since it's getting pretty hot here.
    I connected a rocker to a relay and everything was working fine. Turned the fan on, off, on, off, works. Cool. Came back later in the day to mount the rocker and I turned it on to make sure I was mounting it the right way up and the fan didn't turn on.
    I checked the 10A fuse in the wire that goes from my fusebox to the rocker and it was blown. Anyone have any ideas as to why?
    My two fans came with this "add a fuse" that had two 10A fuses in it that I could connect to both fans. Only one fuse blew but now neither fan works.
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    it could be a bad fan-- it might have caused the old controller to go bad, or possibly the old controller going bad caused the fan to go bad...
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    • #3
      I sure hope not. I'm off to Lordco to buy some more fuses and check my connections. We'll see what happens.
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      • #4
        Ohh....I thought you were just "angry"....and blowing a fuse.....

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