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post #1 of 4 Old 03-08-2011, 06:38 PM Thread Starter
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??? fuse size ????

hey folks, What size fuse do you suggest using in my accessory / power outlets. I have two on seperate circuits and plan using my GPS, charge my cell & a radar detctor and dats all folks..........
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post #2 of 4 Old 03-08-2011, 08:04 PM
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Use the fuse that protects the size of wire you run to the outlets, up to the maximum capacity of the outlet. #14 wire=20 amp; #16=15 amp; #18=10 amp. (This is higher than house wiring, 'cuz the wire isn't wrapped in a 6" fiberglass insulation overcoat and won't heat up as much.)

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I have a fuseblock that has seperate circuits for the GPS and radar. I can't recal of top of my head the exact fuses but both combined are probably less than 5amp. a 2amper would be enough for a gps.

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I like to use the smallest fuse that will work for the connected equipment. For the devices you listed, I'd start with 1A and go up only if I had to.
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