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post #5 of Old 03-29-2012 Thread Starter
JacobI
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Re: Fuse near the battery

Thanks for all of the suggestions. This is very helpful.

The smallest I can get is 30 amp, but I think the line from the battery to the panel is 10 AWG, so I think that should be good enough. If I'm reading the reference charts correctly, that line should be able to carry 60 amp safely, so even if there is a short, that fuse should blow before a fire starts.

Do I still need the 20 amp fuse on the panel? That would put two fuses on the same line, which I don't think is necessary. All of the branch wires are at least 14 AWE, so it seems like the 30 amp fuse at the battery should do the trick.
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