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Old 17 July 2009, 07:59   #1
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Bilge pump packs up - fuse holder prob

Well - a minor problem in this weather ! So nothing going on at the back end - fuse oK , wiring OK , power into the fuse , but none out.

The blue sea fuse holder literally fell apart on me when I took it out !

I am also now drenched as it lashed it down while I was out - bilge is now running without a fuse, so any ideas where i can just buy a fuse holder for the panel ?

July eh? its miserable out side !

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Old 17 July 2009, 09:07   #2
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Well - a minor problem in this weather ! So nothing going on at the back end - fuse oK , wiring OK , power into the fuse , but none out.

The blue sea fuse holder literally fell apart on me when I took it out !

I am also now drenched as it lashed it down while I was out - bilge is now running without a fuse, so any ideas where i can just buy a fuse holder for the panel ?

July eh? its miserable out side !

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you could try aquafax as they sell blue sea stuff.

http://aquafax.co.uk/

Alternatively put in your own in line fues holder some where else....
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Or one of these

http://www.maplin.co.uk/module.aspx?...C=SO&U=Strat15
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Thanks gents !

http://aquafax.co.uk/html/product_sp...n.asp?ID=21678

The ' real one' would fit ( but has a differant cap - so wont match the other 5 ! , or the Maplin one is 1/3 price and I can stick it behind the 'real' blueseas panel .

I have to wait for the bluesea one to be delivered , or I can have the maplin one in 10 mins !

Real is 6 + VAT, maplin a few quid .

Decisions decisions !

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Thanks gents !

http://aquafax.co.uk/html/product_sp...n.asp?ID=21678

The ' real one' would fit ( but has a differant cap - so wont match the other 5 ! , or the Maplin one is 1/3 price and I can stick it behind the 'real' blueseas panel .

I have to wait for the bluesea one to be delivered , or I can have the maplin one in 10 mins !

Real is 6 + VAT, maplin a few quid .

Decisions decisions !

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Maplin one so you can enjoy the fantastic weekend
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We have used these (or something similar) look for a high IP rating, these are 67

Bulgin Fuseholder

Farnell are fairly easy and quick to deal with, they may even be able to reccomend a better one, bilge pumsp sometimes have quite high current ratings, this will only do 16 amps.
Also need to check how thick a panel can be accomodated.
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Maplin one so you can enjoy the fantastic weekend
Good point - I'm going to maplin to buy stuff I dont really need (and a fuse holder). At least I know I can pump all the rainwater out !
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Temporarily a halfords one will prevent any major damage come the worst....

They even do the waterproof one if they are more local to you, better off getting one that uses the blade fuses like your blue sea box.


http://www.halfords.com/webapp/wcs/s...0151&langId=-1
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Temporarily a halfords one will prevent any major damage come the worst....

They even do the waterproof one if they are more local to you, better off getting one that uses the blade fuses like your blue sea box.


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Alas my bluesea panel is a few years old so its glass fuses all the way. Halford & Maplin are next to each other ( luckily ! ) . But Halfords tend to annoy me! Its the manual ( 1600 GPH electric) that has packed up so its isolated when I leave the boat. A little rule (500GPH auto) deals with stuff when I'm not there to flick the switch.
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I use these http://www.maplin.co.uk/module.aspx?moduleno=493 so I don't have to worry about spare fuses - I have 4 inside the an IP67 box and they have been fine for a few years.
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