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post #1 of 4 Old 05-01-2012, 12:01 PM Thread Starter
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Pc-8 wiring question

Hi all, I believe this belongs on the tech/maintenance forum but I can't seem to get there through the iPhone app. Anyway...

I have purchased the Eastern Beavers PC-8 fuse block and had a question on wiring.
In general I was thinking of the below setup so if I am wrong please let me know. Voltmeter will use 14g wiring and connect it using a 2amp fuse. Then I have two power outlets which will use 15amp fuses (this wiring came from Eastern Beaver so it should be gtg). My big issue is I wanted to connect my stebal air horn too. My question is will this be an issue? I was going to try to use the wires it came with from PWD which uses 14g wire but the fuse in that configuration is a 30amp fuse but a 20amp fuse is all the fuse box can handle. I looked up the horn and the spec say the horn absorbs 18amps so not sure if the 20 amp fuse will work. Or if I should leave the horn connected to the battery.

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post #2 of 4 Old 05-01-2012, 01:02 PM
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Yes, horn relay to the battery.

14 for the voltmeter? Could be much smaller, but use anything you have.

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A 20A fuse is fine for the Stebel. Many installations have used a 15A but that's a bit close to the 13A the horn can draw and some 15s have blown.

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18g (if not 20g) is perfect for a Volt meter... they draw very little power...

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