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Old 22 June 2014, 12:12   #1
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inline fuses

My new radio and plotter have come with inline cylindrical fuses.

I already have a blade fuse control panel.

Should I use both fuses?
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Old 22 June 2014, 12:25   #2
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does ur control panel switch each individually or do you switch say vhf plus radar on single switch. if single shared switch seperate inlines have a role to play.
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I would keep both to be sure, the rupture characteristics of the supplied fuses may well be different to a standard blade fuse, they may blow faster to protect semiconductor circuits. Automotive blade fuses are really only to protect the wiring.
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Last time I set something up with in-line fuses it went up with a huge bang
To be fair it was the finale of a fireworks show
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No; the blade fuse will be fine.

Fuses are not to protect electronics, they're to prevent wiring from catching fire.

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Sorry what I mean is does it matter if I have 2 fuses for each device?

I.e. VHF has an inline fuse in its power cord but it is also connected to my fused control panel.

I'm not keen on cutting the fuses out of the power leads as I believe this voids the warranty.
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Old 23 June 2014, 02:36   #7
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It doesn't matter, but it will mean there are more things to check if your radio doesn't work.
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And you'd need to carry a spare cylinder fuse as well as a spare spade...
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I agree with the others, any device i have added that has its own in-line fuse has been removed.

I want one central place to check for blown fuses if something inst working.
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But does cutting them off not void the warranty?
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