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|Author||Topic: which fuse?|
posted 03-04-2001 11:24 PM ET (US)
I have two 15 and one 30 amp fuse on my Montauk console. I wired a vhf to the 30, which is controlled by the toggle switch. Should the depth finder be wired in the same manner? Is this the best way to wire a vhf and a depth finder? Thanks
posted 03-05-2001 01:02 AM ET (US)
The VHF will run around 6 amps peak. The
depthfinder and GPS around a half amp.
Are you saying the switch is between
And 30 amps seems like a lot. I wonder if
Something seems fishy in the way this is
What year Montauk? Are the fuses factory?
posted 03-05-2001 06:33 PM ET (US)
Seems a safer way is to take your power off the hot post on the buss bar ahead of the factory installed fuses, then put a new fuse in-line to the appliance (vhf, gps, etc.) sized to that devise's specs. You can either mount the new fuse on the panel (some panels come with plugged holes already drilled) or just drop an in-line fuse inside the console. Read the PW that came with the devise, and the power consumption and recommended fuse size should be listed therein. We've got some pros here that may have a different/better recommendation, but this has worked for me.
posted 03-05-2001 06:37 PM ET (US)
Forgot to say to take your hot lead after the 30-amp breaker and ahead of the 15-amp breakers. The 30 should be enough to handle everything on board and it will serve as your main breaker if wired this way.
posted 03-05-2001 09:29 PM ET (US)
Thanks, I have a 1984 Montauk with an electrical system that seems to be original. I think my description left alot to be desired. I have wired my electronics to the buss bar(I learned a new word!) and left the in-line fuses in tact. How do I know if I am after the 30 and ahead of the 15? I like that I can flip the toggle switch and cut the power to all appliances.
posted 03-05-2001 09:40 PM ET (US)
Chad: To find out if you are before or after
the 30 amp, remove the 30 amp, see what still
And inlines are fine, BUT, use waterproof
Blue Sea Systems makes a nice six Buss fuse
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