talbot electrics

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  1. watchmanmichael

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    does anybody know why my van has blown a main 35amp fuse when i was out and about today,i can only think it is because i had my fridge on have i done wrong ding this any help please, newbie :Doh:
     
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    If perchance you had the fridge on 12v without the engine running and ran the battery almost flat then the increased charge rate could theoretically blow the fuse. What state are your batteries in have you checked them lately. Only ever run the fridge on 12v (unless its a compressor fridge) when the engine is running. So more info needed.
     
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    Given that Talbots will be at least 17 years old, they are prone to "old age" type electric problems. Poor earth is a common issue. I'll go and have a look at my so called wiring diagram and see what I can make out for the 35amp fuse.

    Where's this 35amp fuse?

    And I echo what Roger said. We have a system of switching the fridge on once the engine is running.
     
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    HI thanks for all the advice,the fuse is located next to the 12volt battery in the engine compartment cheers mike
     
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    a fridge will draw 10 amps if your battery is very low and you put the fridge on and maybe your lights/radio etc you could easily exceed 35amp. So reduce the load when starting and you should be ok.
     
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