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Old 09-02-2011, 04:55 PM   #1
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Powermax converter with Parallax fuse block

I would like to install my new converter and fuseblock over the weekend. I'm looking at the directions that came with the converter and it looks straightforword enough. Only thing I'm not sure of is what to do with the 50amp fuse block that the battery neg. wire goes into on my old setup. Does that fuseblock get eliminated and I now go straight into the new converter?

Also on the Parallax fuseblock. I see where the 12VDC neg. wire goes into the fuseblock but on the positive side there are 3 lugs across the top. Which one should I connect to?

Thanks for the help.
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Old 09-02-2011, 08:05 PM   #2
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Here's what I did with mine, that way I got to keep the ammeter on the panel working. The 50 amp fuse is at the top of the box, and you can attach the pos to any of the three lugs.....Phil
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Old 09-02-2011, 09:58 PM   #3
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That looks pretty neat Phil. Did you remove the fuse panel from the univolt and reuse it?

My ammeter has never worked to begin with.

Does the 50amp fuse protect the fuse panel?
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Hi Flynavy,
I would leave that 50 amp fuse inline. Its not hurting anything and protects the wire between the batteries and the fuse panel.
The three postitive lugs at the top of your new fuse board are all the same. Just pick one to use from the converter and another to your battery. The left side bar is negative. Good luck.
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I put breakers on the pos and the neg. I have no idea why. I thought.. what can it hurt?
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