Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 05-23-2015, 03:27 PM   #1
2 Rivet Member
1979 Argosy Minuet 7.3 Metre
Hill country , Texas
Join Date: Mar 2011
Posts: 25
Time to upgrade the 12 volt fuse panel..suggestions?

Hi All,

My Lights in my minuet were flickering as we walked on the floor. I traced it to a loose rivet and bracket that holds the rivet on the positive side of the 50 AMP breaker on the fuse panel.
My fuse panel has the original glass fuses (It's the original Univolt as well).

The fuses are set up as following (from bottom up):
Batt charge pos :50 A
Main charge 30A
cir 1- 20 A
cir2- 20 A
cir3- 20 A
cir4- 20 A

I called around for a replacement, including vintage trailer, and they don't have fuse panels that took this many amps. The parellex, and Blue sea don't seem to be able to handle the 50 amp plus the other amps.

I asked a guy at a local boat store and he said since the 50 amp was the only one that was bad, I could install a Mini Max 50 AMP fuse and that would fix it.

This didn't work, the lights now don't work at all...Possibly because they're not on the same "strip" as the rest of the fuses?

Anyhoo- Guess I'm in for a new fuse box. Can anyone reccommend the proper panel/ box? Also, I'm running lamps until I get this fixed. That should be ok, because the plugs are tied to breakers, correct?

Many thanks for the info!!
ArgosyGypsy is offline   Reply With Quote

12 volt

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Do I have to install a 12 volt fuse panel? knishiya Electrical - Systems, Generators, Batteries & Solar 9 06-17-2014 08:37 AM
12 Volt Fuse Panel Location Assistance Needed 2trackrr Electrical - Systems, Generators, Batteries & Solar 23 09-03-2013 03:33 PM
looking for a 12 Volt Fuse Panel Aage Batteries, Univolts, Converters & Inverters 7 04-08-2010 03:37 PM
Can't find the 12 volt fuse panel in my 1976 31 foot Sovereign clboyd Batteries, Univolts, Converters & Inverters 20 01-30-2009 06:02 PM
What size fuse for 12-volt panel? paddy79 Electrical - Systems, Generators, Batteries & Solar 4 05-23-2004 08:39 AM

Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities

Copyright 2002-2015 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 03:30 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

Airstream is a registered trademark of Airstream Inc. All rights reserved. Airstream trademark used under license to Social Knowledge LLC.