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Old 10-13-2017, 07:51 AM   #1
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Fuses, Fuses, Fuses

I have a 2015 27FB FC and want to know where & what type of fuses I have for spares.

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Old 10-13-2017, 10:10 AM   #2
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You can buy most of the fuses you need at Wal-mart.
Open the door on the converter panel. You will see the blade type fuses.
Write down the fuse size (ie 5, 10, 20 amp) and go shopping.
You may need to visit an auto parts store for the larger sizes. 40amp and greater.
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There are also 10 amp fuses in-line behind the dimmer light switches on my 2017. They are the large new-style automotive type like these. https://www.amazon.com/GlowGeek-Asso...+amp+auto+fuse
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I know my power jack has an inline fuse - any others than the blade fuses?
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Small glass fuse for the refer heating element.
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Old 10-13-2017, 11:29 AM   #7
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There are also 10 amp fuses in-line behind the dimmer light switches on my 2017. They are the large new-style automotive type like these. https://www.amazon.com/GlowGeek-Asso...+amp+auto+fuse
Wow, this is a very nice selection, even has the 35 amp fuses that I needed for inside my inverter. I wish I had known about it then. I had to order a bunch of 35 amp fuses just to get 2.
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Look in your Manual. They're listed in the table.....
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Here's a nice article on fuse types, color coding etc.. I have found that some fuses don't follow the color coding standard. For example, I have 35 amp that are both purple and dark green.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fuse_(automotive)

In addition to the blade and glass fuses there are fusible links. These are for very high amperages and are somewhat expensive. If you blow one of these it means you have a dead short, most likely in a difficult to reach spot and the wire is heavy gauge, like direct to the battery for the inverter. (Ask me how I know that one.) Fusible links can look like a cartridge or maybe a cartridge with a tab on each end so they can be bolted.

Kits, like the one mentioned above, are very good. I keep a couple of sets for the AS, the SUV and my boat. I have regular and mini size blades and some glass fuses, long and short (AGC and AGA).

If you don't the right amperage fuse, but the right size, you can go to a lower amperage. It just means it's going to blow sooner so you have to limit the load on that line until you can get the right one. For example, on my inverter I needed 35 amp fuses but could find only 30. Those worked as long as I didn't try to use the inverter for anything that required a lot of amperage.

If you have an inline glass fuse somewhere, like on the trailer jack, you can buy an enclosed blade fuse replacement holder. I got some off of Amazon that can be closed up to prevent the elements from getting in. One less thing to worry about.
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Old 10-13-2017, 11:54 AM   #10
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Other than the power jack fuse, most of them are not going to stop you dead. Unless you are *way* out in the middle of nowhere, there's an auto parts store that will sell you replacements 7 days a week. Modern fuses rarely fail all on their own. When one goes, you probably have a bigger problem somewhere. To the extent they "wear out" you are looking at a "decades" sort of time frame. Swap them out in 10 years if that worries you ....

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