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    Hey, quick question.

    I plan on using 10 guage wire to connect the Carnetix to my battery, and 18 guage for the rest of my wirring, speakers, etc,

    Should i put some sort of fuse in line before reaching the carnetix?

    If so, what size fuse? (rating)

    I plan to power my car pc, lcd monitor, and xm radio adapter(12v also) off of the carnetix.

    Thanks,

    Sean

  • #2
    25 amp fuse as close to the battery as possible. An inline fuse that's easy to change.
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    • #3
      The carnetix installation instructions say use a 10Amp fuse.

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      • #4
        well....10A or 25A?

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        • #5
          use what the instructions say (10A), this way you won't give the power supply more current than it can handle.

          I would assume that the Carnetix has it's own (built-in 10A) fuse to protect it as well.
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          • #6
            alrighty, thanks!

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            • #7
              10A fuse should be OK. You're really just protecting against a short in your supply wire from your battery to the P1260 with this fuse. The P1260 does have a built-in self-resetting fuse to protect its innards.

              10GA wiring should be OK so long as your runs aren't outrageously long (<12ft-ish).
              MikeH

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              • #8
                Mike,

                If I get a carnetix and don't feel like installing it myself, what would you expect a random car audio installer to charge to install it?

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                • #9
                  ran it last night, simple as can be linden. ran a 10 guage wire with a 10 a inline fuse from walmart from the battery thru a grommit in my firewall, and then hooked everything up...no worries.

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