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Fuses Vs Circuit Breakers

PostPosted: Tue Jun 09, 2015 12:32 pm
by jjacky
Hi All...I'm getting ready to wire up the Highlander. Originally I decided to go with the old glass or ceramic cartridge fuses and now possibly automobile "S" fuses but somewhere I heard some rumors that there's a problem with these fuses ... but its all very hazy...thoughts?

Re: Fuses Vs Circuit Breakers

PostPosted: Tue Jun 09, 2015 4:52 pm
by danerazz
I am using a version (single bus) of this: http://www.mihdirect.biz

A lot of good argument for auto fuses. Check the aerolectric list for some info.

Re: Fuses Vs Circuit Breakers

PostPosted: Tue Jun 09, 2015 5:20 pm
by kenryan
I'm using the same thing as Dane, except I'm using the split bus version.

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Re: Fuses Vs Circuit Breakers

PostPosted: Tue Jun 09, 2015 7:58 pm
by danerazz
Nice clean looking panel.

Re: Fuses Vs Circuit Breakers

PostPosted: Tue Jun 09, 2015 8:01 pm
by danerazz
Nice clean looking panel.

Ton of switches, though!

Re: Fuses Vs Circuit Breakers

PostPosted: Tue Jun 09, 2015 8:04 pm
by kenryan
I decided to put a switch for everything. I can eliminate most of the switches on the right if I want to. All they do is turn things on or off. I think I'll leave them, though. Not too worried about switch failure.

Re: Fuses Vs Circuit Breakers

PostPosted: Wed Jun 10, 2015 9:25 am
by User GDS
I like auto fuses, too. I mounted the block on the back of the firewall, behind the panel. Cheaper than circuit breakers and simple to install, also much easier to make additions and subtractions to the system.

Re: Fuses Vs Circuit Breakers

PostPosted: Wed Jun 10, 2015 10:54 am
by jjacky
Perfect...Thanks All!...auto fuses it is.