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PeteB88 posted 08-06-2012 11:44 AM ET (US)   Profile for PeteB88   Send Email to PeteB88  
It seems like my Raymarine 55 radio is blowing fuses too often. Only correlation is radio display cut out when I keyed the mic last time out and on our way in from Lake Michigan. (N=1 observation) The other times I just found it would not turn on and traced to blown inline fuse, cause unknown. I now carry a baggie of fuses in the console.

This is the same radio that failed last season and was sent by my local dealer back to Ray for service. They replaced one of the boards.

Ideas?

Chuck Tribolet posted 08-07-2012 03:10 PM ET (US)     Profile for Chuck Tribolet  Send Email to Chuck Tribolet     
What amperage fuses?

Chuck

PeteB88 posted 08-07-2012 04:03 PM ET (US)     Profile for PeteB88  Send Email to PeteB88     
Proper - I think 10 amp - I bought whatever specified by manufacturer.
Phil T posted 08-08-2012 04:43 PM ET (US)     Profile for Phil T  Send Email to Phil T     
Check the crimped connectors to make sure they are attached securely to the bus bar/terminal block

Make sure the terminal screws are tight.

Is the fuse holder in line or on the block? If in-line, open and inspect to ensure the fuse and caps are fully seated.

PeteB88 posted 08-08-2012 11:38 PM ET (US)     Profile for PeteB88  Send Email to PeteB88     
Inline. Double checking rating tomorrow when i can get in the boat.
I am guessing not right fuse.
PeteB88 posted 08-13-2012 10:52 PM ET (US)     Profile for PeteB88  Send Email to PeteB88     
Yep - wrong fuse, manual says 10 Amp. Interesting that they blew when I keyed the mic to transmit. Okay, I grabbed the two amp fuses for my boat bag instead of 10 amps. Always good idea to read and double check the label.

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