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    inline fuse question

    I've run 8ga wire to the battery but have yet to get a fuse. Is it ok to use an inline fuse rated up to 30A even if the wire guage is much thinner than the rest of the wire I have run?

    http://www.radioshack.com/product.as...Fid=270%2D1234

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    Get an inline fuse holder from an auto parts store. Typically the wires will be a bit thicker.
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    I've looked. They still only have 16 guage. BTW I ran 10 guage not 8. Auto parts place didn't have anything thicker

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    well the wire will be rated for 30A so it is fine. The 8 gauge can take much more than 30A. YOu could get a fuse holder designed for more than 30A (if they exist) and use a 30A fuse in it if you wanted. But it should be ok. i am guessing 8awg was just overkill.

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    Its usable but it makes using the 8ga a waste since your max current is limited by the thinner gauge of the fuse wire.

    Why are you not using 8ga ICE fuseholders & fuses (agu or 5ag)?

    http://www.radioshack.com/product.as...t%5Fid=270-704

    Its a bit pricy, you may have to go elsewhere, seems your RS doesnt have that much ICE kit like our maplins do

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    When I bought a 8 ga wire kit, it came with a 60Amps fuse.

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    I suppose I could do that, I just didn't want to waste money on an expensive fuse. I already have a heavy duty 60amp inline fuse like that but I guess thats way to big for what I need.

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    Quote Originally Posted by supernoob
    I suppose I could do that, I just didn't want to waste money on an expensive fuse. I already have a heavy duty 60amp inline fuse like that but I guess thats way to big for what I need.
    you can still use it :-D

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    if you can find a good ag5 stockist he should have a range, 30, 40, whatever you need

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