Inline Fuse Holder

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  1. Darren

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    Can someone give me a link for a fuse holder that I should be using I between the controller and the battery please.
     
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    Thanks for the links
     
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    So does it not matter that the solar cable is a lot thicker than the fuse wire and how would you connect the solar wire to the fuse holder
     
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    The solar cable is larger to avoid voltage drop over a long run but its no so impotent for the short fuse cable. Of course both have to be able to carry the rated load likely to be used. The fuse cable is connected to the battery using a crimp butt connector on the end going to the controller and on mine the end that goes to the battery has a ring crimp connector as I have a bolt to put it on.
     
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    @Techno100 Just a quick question. Why have you got a fuse at the solar regulator end of the Cable coming from the solar panel?

    I have a fuse up near the solar panels as that is the source of the current. On the output of the solar regulator I have a fuse at each end, one right next to the battery and one right next to the regulator as both can provide a current.

    Just curious as to why this fuse (left one)
     
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    It gives and easy means of isolation without tools and a handy way of connecting a blade fuse ammeter to corroborate readings.
    I should add that these regulators don't call for any fuse at all on the solar side
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    My own installation developed to a Maxi fuse on the solar as I prefer the large cable and a strip fuse holder on the battery side
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    Has NASA seen that?
     
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