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Question battery charger fusing

Still working on the master plan for the installation of my TC40+. in the manual it says to put a 50 amp fuse between the chager and the battery. is this something everyone does and if so what type of fuse are folks using. i hve been unable to locate something that i think will do the job
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I put in a tc 20 and required a 20 or 25 amp fuse in the charging line. I got a blade type fuse holder (automotove type of fuse) Anchor weather proof and wired it in. Not sure if they go to 50 amp or not. I'd check out Blue Seas electric website, I used some of their fuse holders 125 amp to go between my battery switch and new panel when I redid my electrical
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they make a maxi fuse block and a maxi 50 amp fuse. i talked to Blue Seas and they were unsure if this was the way to go.
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They make blade fuses in that size. See HERE.
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The charger circuit should always be fused to protect against a short or reverse polarity. Best to get recommendations from Xantrex on what type fuse to use.

I couldn't recall including a fuse in the charger circuit I recently installed. That's because the charger (IOTA 45DLS) has built in fuses.
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