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These things (like I pictured) are still on the WM shelf here. I think it is possible that it's (old stock?) in more places than just here. So, anyone out there buying one of these, be careful!

Bottom line, I didn't buy it..... It didn't make sense to me. That's why I brought up the subject here. So, I've ordered it from Defender. I would hope that it's the "newer" model that they send me.

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did i miss a post i didnt see any mention of using a marine grade breaker they are available in many ratings they can be reset fuses need to be replaced.
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did i miss a post i didnt see any mention of using a marine grade breaker they are available in many ratings they can be reset fuses need to be replaced.
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Yep. You did.

Most circuit breakers do not have a high enough AIC to meet ABYC recommendations for direct connection to house batteries.

However, the NEW Blue Sea Systems Series 187 breakers do...they have a 5,000 amp interrupt capacity: 187-Series Thermal Circuit Breaker Panel Mount - Blue Sea Systems

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While you do have to replace fuses, properly sized, they're more reliable than a circuit breaker for this purpose.
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Blue Seas recommends against these breakers for high inrush loads like engine starting as well. Fuses are a better choice.

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