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  • What size fuse for 12v and 5v line on Opus

    Hello All,

    Should I put a fuse on both the 12v and 5v line from the molex connector of the opus (in the trunk) to the front of the car for powering accessories like GPS, Audigy NX, USB hub etc.

    Should the fuses be as close to the Opus as possible or the other end near the accessories?

    What amperage do you recommend for the fuses?
    2008 350z GT Installed since April 22nd 2011 - Worklog
    2000 Protege Installed Since April 2, 2005 - Intel D201GLY|Fusion Brain|ODBPros ODBII|Engenius|GPS Rikaline|Powermate|Motorized Lilli
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    Eclipse|MTX|Infinity

  • #2
    For more protection I'd say yes. I have three on the screens, located close to the Opus. The fuses for the screen are 1A each.
    Renault Megane...the OEM look

    The Lost in Europe Ford Escort

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    • #3
      Sorry I have little electronics skills

      So use a fuse for every device? or one fuse for each 12v and 5v line?

      so: 1amp fuse for lilliput on lilliput power line Y connector to 12v
      1 amp fuse for Audigy NX - power line Y connector to 5v
      1 amp fuse for 4 port usb hub - power line Y connector to 5v
      ** these are in my glove box up front so would be far from Opus
      or

      5 amp fuse on 5v line
      5 amp fuse on 12v line
      ** Opus is in trunk so fuses are close to Opus
      2008 350z GT Installed since April 22nd 2011 - Worklog
      2000 Protege Installed Since April 2, 2005 - Intel D201GLY|Fusion Brain|ODBPros ODBII|Engenius|GPS Rikaline|Powermate|Motorized Lilli
      Sound Stage
      Eclipse|MTX|Infinity

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      • #4
        Are you trying to give more insurance to the Opus or the components that it is powering?
        VIA MII 10000 - 512MB Ram - Dual 2.5" drives, Xenarc 700TSV, Panasonic CW-8132-B, Opus 150, Audigy 2 NX, PowerMate, IOADR1610 10 Relay card

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        • #5
          Both would be nice

          Fuse them all?
          2008 350z GT Installed since April 22nd 2011 - Worklog
          2000 Protege Installed Since April 2, 2005 - Intel D201GLY|Fusion Brain|ODBPros ODBII|Engenius|GPS Rikaline|Powermate|Motorized Lilli
          Sound Stage
          Eclipse|MTX|Infinity

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          • #6
            Originally posted by -zip-
            Both would be nice

            Fuse them all?

            Everything powered by the Opus (3 screens, DVD, USB hub, except for the neons), are fused. Just to keep me on the safe side.
            Renault Megane...the OEM look

            The Lost in Europe Ford Escort

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            • #7
              What kind of fuses are you guys using? I'm heading to Radio Shack later so I'm curious if there's some kind of specific fuse that works best.

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              • #8
                radioshack sells inline fuse holders. There by far the easiest to use.

                It's like a little tube with wires out of the end./ You open the tube up, pop the fuse in and close it. Voila! In-line fuse.

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                • #9
                  Another way is to go to a junkyard and rip a fuse panel out of a wrecked car and run your lines through that

                  oh, and you need to check your power ratings on what you're powering to know what size fuse to use (we have no idea). This and related issues have been discussed many times.
                  Da_Kooz

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