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Old 10-07-2020, 07:55 AM   #1
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Default Voltage reducer distribution box fuse question

Okay, just a question... I have a voltage reducer to give me 12volts for my 12-volt accessories. This goes to my headlights and eventually, my radio and undercarriage LED kit. My question is that the voltage reducer has a distribution box that is fused. So my question is if I have to use a fuse on the wires for each accessory if I am plugging into a box that is fused. So essentially if I leave the fuses on the wires and plug into the distribution box that is fused as well. Can I just remove the fuse from the wires if I have the same amp rating in the box from the voltage reducer?

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Old 10-07-2020, 08:46 AM   #2
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Default Re: Voltage reducer distribution box fuse question

Fuses are designed to protect wires from catching fire and are sized according to the wire gauge and must/should be installed near the source of power to be truly effective.

If You fuse box has individual fuses and they are sized for the accessory wire, then it is totally unnecessary to have another fuse on that accessory wire.
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Default Re: Voltage reducer distribution box fuse question

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Fuses are designed to protect wires from catching fire and are sized according to the wire gauge and must/should be installed near the source of power to be truly effective.

If You fuse box has individual fuses and they are sized for the accessory wire, then it is totally unnecessary to have another fuse on that accessory wire.
Yes, the block does have individual fuses that I will be plugging in each accessory to. 6 connections and 6 fuses that are blade style. Sorry don't have a picture...
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Default Re: Voltage reducer distribution box fuse question

If you have something similar to this, then you don't need to have the additional in-line fuse to the accessory.
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Thanks... I had thought that, just wanted confirmation. Back to wiring my accessories.
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Default Re: Voltage reducer distribution box fuse question

I use basic terminal bus bars. My main 12V line out of my reducer has a properly sized fuse on it. My bus bars are not fused. Some of my accessories depending on the accessory have fuses on them. The fuses are much smaller as these are low draw devices. I do not remove those fuses as dual fuse won't hurt anything, but on the contrary, many of my other accessories do not have fuses and I don't add them either, but most things I've purchased do have their own fuses.
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