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    Fuses.

    My wire is rated up to 250 amps, however, a fuse is meant to protect the item it is running to. how does one find what amps my amp can handle before it'll start smokin'

    I've read Bcae's article on fuses, didn't offer much help on this exact topic. Good read, however.

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    Re: Fuses.

    does the amp have built in fuses?




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    Re: Fuses.

    fuse is to protect the wire not the amp.




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    Re: Fuses.

    Your amp isnt going to take so much power it will smoke, unless its shotty. Now if it internally shorts, thats another story.



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    Re: Fuses.

    If the amp has built in fuses, fuse it to the 250a.

    If there are no built in fuses, you will need to look in the owners manual to find out what amp fuse you need.




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    Re: Fuses.

    Quote Originally Posted by heebs 09gts View Post
    If the amp has built in fuses, fuse it to the 250a.

    If there are no built in fuses, you will need to look in the owners manual to find out what amp fuse you need.
    You fuse it based on the wire's limits, not the amps.

    If you're using 1/0 CCA, get a 250A fuse. If you're using 1/0 OFC, get a 300A fuse. If you're using wire that's any smaller than 1/0, then upgrade your wire before running your amp or you'll be blowing quite a few fuses




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    Re: Fuses.

    Quote Originally Posted by CAT MAN View Post
    fuse is to protect the wire not the amp.
    this

    ---------- Post added at 11:10 PM ---------- Previous post was at 11:09 PM ----------

    Quote Originally Posted by Kangaroux View Post
    You fuse it based on the wire's limits, not the amps.

    If you're using 1/0 CCA, get a 250A fuse. If you're using 1/0 OFC, get a 300A fuse. If you're using wire that's any smaller than 1/0, then upgrade your wire before running your amp or you'll be blowing quite a few fuses
    and this!

    ---------- Post added at 11:10 PM ---------- Previous post was at 11:10 PM ----------

    Quote Originally Posted by heebs 09gts View Post
    If the amp has built in fuses, fuse it to the 250a.

    If there are no built in fuses, you will need to look in the owners manual to find out what amp fuse you need.
    that's a minimum rating.



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    Re: Fuses.

    Quote Originally Posted by Kangaroux View Post
    You fuse it based on the wire's limits, not the amps.

    If you're using 1/0 CCA, get a 250A fuse. If you're using 1/0 OFC, get a 300A fuse. If you're using wire that's any smaller than 1/0, then upgrade your wire before running your amp or you'll be blowing quite a few fuses
    And you sir, get the "Thanks" button for covering all aspects of the question, and just simply.. answering my question.

    I am infact running 1/0 now, and was looking into what fuse is needed. Thank you for the info.




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