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Old 13 June 2011, 12:43   #1
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6.3 amp spade fuse

I can't seem to find a 6.3 Amp spade fuse to go in an inline holder.

All I can find is these: Quick Blow Ceramic Fuse 6.3A 20mm x 5mm 6.3 Amp x 5: Amazon.co.uk: Electronics

Any help is much appreciated.

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I can't seem to find a 6.3 Amp spade fuse to go in an inline holder.

All I can find is these: Quick Blow Ceramic Fuse 6.3A 20mm x 5mm 6.3 Amp x 5: Amazon.co.uk: Electronics

Any help is much appreciated.

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Spade fuse? Try Halfords

Is there a reason it has to be exactly 6.3 amps?
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Hi

The radio originally came with a 6.3A inline fuse.

TBH i'm thinking of just getting:

Inline fuse holder, 5 x 20mm: Amazon.co.uk: Electronics

Quick Blow Ceramic Fuse 6.3A 20mm x 5mm 6.3 Amp x 5: Amazon.co.uk: Electronics

and 1m of Tinned thinwall:
VWP - thinwall cable

Wired straight to the dist block. Have I missed anything obvious?
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What's it going in?
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What do you mean? My console?
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I wouldnt use that fuse holder or that fuse.

Something like this would be much better:

In-Line Waterproof Fuse Holder - FUSH

This one takes standard blade fuses

It doesn't need to be exactly 6.3A, a 5A or even 7.5A would be fine
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What do you mean? My console?
Sorry, moored or trailered and how dry is it inside your console?
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I'd say it is quite dry inside the console. It's a trailered boat so not exposed to any really harsh weather.

Martini, I thought the point of a fuse was to protect the equipment if there was a too high current delivered. I was under the impression that anything above 6.3 amp would damage the radio.

If that's not the case then yes, your link looks a much better option. Thanks.
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Martini, I thought the point of a fuse was to protect the equipment if there was a too high current delivered. I was under the impression that anything above 6.3 amp would damage the radio.
The equipment will take whatever current it requires. If it malfunctions and creates a short circuit then you'll get excessive current, enough to melt the wires. So the fuse needs to be big enough to carry the normal current being used but small enough to blow before damage is caused to the wiring or anything else in the circuit.

ps that link was just from googling, I'm not endorsing the company. You should get everything you need from your local Halfords/Maplin etc store
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Ok. Thanks for that. I'm going to go for a 5 amp mini spade fuse in a waterproof holder.

Can you confirm that Tinned thinwall cable is ok to complete the circuit on the -ve side?

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