To light up our engine room we have purchased four LED strips of 20 LEDs each. Each strip uses less than 1/5 amp.
So a total of lees than an amp.
The Wire to the nav station electrical panel will be 16 gauge.
That will be a 1.36 voltage drop at about 20 feet. Which is about the length needed.
So if you fuse 80 percent of the 16 gauge wire what size fuse would we need?
How do you calculate that fuse size?
And would we even need to fuse such a small load on the wire?
If we need to fuse the engine room LED lights then could we have more than one set of lights on the same fuse.
We have engine room lights at less than and amp
We have a food storage LED light at less than and amp.
Can we have both those wired to the same T fuse block and on the same fuse using differnt 16 gauge wires, one set of wires (- and + )for the food storage and another for the engine room set of lights ?
Both would not likely ever be on at the same time.