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Old 02-11-2013, 02:44 PM   #1
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I'm looking for one of those in line fast fuse holders that I have seen in P-J's diagrams. For some reason this is the only part I am having trouble finding. I went to Radio Shack but they didn't have an in line fuse holder for 10gauge wire. If someone knows of a part# or a link it would be greatly appreciated. Thanks

 
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Old 02-11-2013, 03:35 PM   #2
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http://www.radioshack.com/product/in...9&locale=en_US
http://www.radioshack.com/product/in...0&locale=en_US

 
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Old 02-11-2013, 04:04 PM   #3
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Thanks alien. My local radio shack is more interested in selling cell phones. I will just order it online.

 
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Old 02-11-2013, 05:38 PM   #4
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Make sure you're getting fuses and fuse holders rated for AC mains voltage, not automotive voltages. Typically you'd look for 250V rating.
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Old 02-11-2013, 05:53 PM   #5
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I'm looking for one of those in line fast fuse holders that I have seen in P-J's diagrams. For some reason this is the only part I am having trouble finding. I went to Radio Shack but they didn't have an in line fuse holder for 10gauge wire. If someone knows of a part# or a link it would be greatly appreciated. Thanks
If I recall correctly, I have not made a single diagram for a 30A feed using a fuse. In most applications that I have drawn, the fuse size is 1A up to a max of 10A. Therefore you would need a max wire size of #14 for the fuse wiring for both the feed and load side of the fuse holder.

 
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Old 02-11-2013, 07:16 PM   #6
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If I recall correctly, I have not made a single diagram for a 30A feed using a fuse. In most applications that I have drawn, the fuse size is 1A up to a max of 10A. Therefore you would need a max wire size of #14 for the fuse wiring for both the feed and load side of the fuse holder.
I just assumed I could run 10gauge throughout my box. Do you suggest the change in wire gauge be made, at the bus (before the fuse) or after the fuse?

 
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Old 02-11-2013, 07:40 PM   #7
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Run the same gauge from the bus throughout the circuit. No need to use a heavy wire going to the fuse.

 
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Old 02-11-2013, 07:55 PM   #8
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Run the same gauge from the bus throughout the circuit. No need to use a heavy wire going to the fuse.
Ok i understand what your saying . I can use 14 for all the 120 stuff but ill need to stay with 10ga for the elements right?

 
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Old 02-11-2013, 08:04 PM   #9
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Yes. You can use much smaller wire for the PID control output to the SSR control input connections. Those control lines carry far less than an amp. It is just a signal circuit.

 
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