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Old 06-10-2008, 08:53 PM   #1
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Fuse panel question

Thanks everyone so far for the great another question. I am getting the Xantrex 60amp converter and I am planning on replacing the old fuse panel with a new blade style panel so I can run automotive fuses off of it. My problem is this, in my owners manual for my 75 31' sov. I was looking at the fuses and some were showing that it called for 40 and 50 amp fuses. The only fuse panels that I have found have had a max rating of 30amp fuses. Does anyone have any suggestions or know where I could purchase the right fuse panel or should I just stick with the old one that's in there.. all your help and comments are appreciated. Thanks

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Old 06-10-2008, 09:10 PM   #2
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You may need to combine two different panels. The make high amp blade fuses, but they're bigger. Check out a marine supply.

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40 amp fuses are available in the standard size, but it is hard (impossible?) to find fuse blocks for th standard blade fuses that are rated at more than 30 amps per position or 100 amps overall.

I use these fuse blocks with 40 amp fuses in two positions (of the 8 available) for the batteries. I've got a 45 amp converter (Intellipower 9200 series) that has its own dual fuses, so I connect the inverter directly to the buss bolt.

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I don't use any high power inverters, so there's no normal sitution where I'll have a need for more than 25 amps or so at any time. If something goes haywire and the amps jump up, the overwhelming probability is that they'll jump way past 40 amps and fuses will blow right away--I'm not concerned that the fuse block will exceed it's short-term amp capability.

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