Closed Thread
Page 1 of 2 1 2 LastLast
Results 1 to 15 of 17

Reload Thread: fuse by battery necessary??

  1. #1
    noob with an RS's Avatar
    noob with an RS is offline i poop on you



    Join Date
    Jan 2005
    Location
    earth
    Posts
    3,743
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quoted
    0 Post(s)

    fuse by battery necessary??

    hey, is it absolutely necessary to have a fuse by the battery even though i am going to use a fused distribution block at the trunk? i am going to run 1 gauge from the battery to a fused distro block in the trunk which is going to have two 4-gauge outputs to the amps. would it be stupid to not have a fuse by the battery or is it really not necessary since there will be fuses at the distro block?







  2. #2
    swimfreak26's Avatar
    swimfreak26 is offline I am cool



    Join Date
    Aug 2002
    Location
    East Lansing, MI
    Posts
    3,132
    Post Thanks / Like
    Images
    3
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quoted
    0 Post(s)

    Re: fuse by battery necessary??

    Yes, it is very necessary.



    Fuc, how come when I copy and paste **** it never gives me the cool blue thing in my sig. Sonofa*****withhotredtabascosauceonmynutz!!!!!
    References: g30ffr3y,Cjjackson85,Pearldrummer, Rattlebrain, Harrison486, excelerater, ax600, XtrmAudioCncpts

  3. #3
    swaptrex's Avatar
    swaptrex is offline Supporting Member



    Join Date
    Nov 2004
    Location
    Michigan
    Age
    28
    Posts
    2,014
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quoted
    0 Post(s)

    Re: fuse by battery necessary??

    a fuse holder w/ fuse is only like $10.....




  4. #4
    rideac1's Avatar
    rideac1 is offline SoundFactory



    Join Date
    Feb 2005
    Location
    Pittsburgh, PA
    Posts
    132
    Post Thanks / Like
    Images
    9
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quoted
    0 Post(s)

    Re: fuse by battery necessary??

    It IS necessary that if somehow if the wire would happen to ground itself to the body or something, before it gets to the distro. block, it would **** a mean amount of amps and burn up, and with 1g, oh man, it would prob catch fire and melt some stuff, maybe a fire. Put an inline fuse with the max amount of amps that the size of wire can hold, check it out @ the12volt.com



    01 Ford Ranger - MBQuart

  5. #5
    noob with an RS's Avatar
    noob with an RS is offline i poop on you

    Threadstarter


    Join Date
    Jan 2005
    Location
    earth
    Posts
    3,743
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quoted
    0 Post(s)

    Re: fuse by battery necessary??

    kk thank for the info guys. might've been a small or dumb question but i wasn't sure and i was getting greedy with maybe saving a couple of buccs. but ditto on the inline fuse.. will do!




  6. #6
    sumone's Avatar
    sumone is offline CarAudio.com Veteran



    Join Date
    Dec 2003
    Location
    Midwest
    Posts
    3,416
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quoted
    0 Post(s)

    Re: fuse by battery necessary??

    it's not really necessary...it's all about if you're willing to take the chance of having the worst-case-scenario consequence occur if you don't do it. to 99.9% including myself, that's interpreted as necessary



    best sig of all time

  7. #7
    jacko's Avatar
    jacko is offline CarAudio.com Elite



    Join Date
    Mar 2005
    Location
    rogers, MN
    Age
    26
    Posts
    584
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quoted
    0 Post(s)

    Re: fuse by battery necessary??

    i'm extremely happy that i have that fused, I've blown that fuse more than once by accidentally keeping the wire live when switching amps or something, and touching a piece of metal in the trunk with the wire :-) I don't know what would happen without though.




  8. #8
    req's Avatar
    req
    req is offline am a mod.



    Join Date
    Jul 2004
    Location
    Syracuse, NY
    Age
    29
    Posts
    15,426
    Post Thanks / Like
    Images
    21
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quoted
    0 Post(s)

    Re: fuse by battery necessary??

    Quote Originally Posted by jacko
    i'm extremely happy that i have that fused, I've blown that fuse more than once by accidentally keeping the wire live when switching amps or something, and touching a piece of metal in the trunk with the wire :-) I don't know what would happen without though.
    letting it touch for 1 second and blowing the fuse is prolly not enough to melt the wire. but honestly, it dosnt matter.

    the fuse(s) is absolutly the most nessicary thing(s) in your car elecrtical system aside from wire, alternator, battery, and components. if you had no fuses. i wouldtn be surprised if your car was in the shop 3 out of 4 days of the week.

    if that wire overheats and melts the shielding - then the wire hits bare metal - you will MOST LIKELY start a fire OR drain your battery, or both.

    fuse. if yo dont, you will die.




  9. #9
    swaptrex's Avatar
    swaptrex is offline Supporting Member



    Join Date
    Nov 2004
    Location
    Michigan
    Age
    28
    Posts
    2,014
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quoted
    0 Post(s)

    Re: fuse by battery necessary??

    is it true the fuse should be no less than 10 inches from the battery and no more than 18.




  10. #10
    jacko's Avatar
    jacko is offline CarAudio.com Elite



    Join Date
    Mar 2005
    Location
    rogers, MN
    Age
    26
    Posts
    584
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quoted
    0 Post(s)

    Re: fuse by battery necessary??

    swaptrex, it is only protecting the wire, so how ever far away the fuse is from the power source, that wire may be burned and/or start a fire. Otherwise the length doesn't matter i dont' think.




  11. #11
    squeak9798's Avatar
    squeak9798 is offline Banned



    Join Date
    Jun 2004
    Location
    USA
    Posts
    26,300
    Post Thanks / Like
    Images
    16
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quoted
    0 Post(s)

    Re: fuse by battery necessary??

    Long story short; you want the fuse as close to the battery as possible, because any length of wire that comes before the fuse is unprotected (and hence runs the risk of shorting out and causing a fire, etc etc).




  12. #12
    JoseMCeee's Avatar
    JoseMCeee is offline $tack



    Join Date
    Sep 2004
    Location
    Bay Area, CA
    Posts
    2,250
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quoted
    0 Post(s)

    Re: fuse by battery necessary??

    also a battery that goes Ka blooey is no good. . That acid is no joke.




  13. #13
    n2audio's Avatar
    n2audio is offline OPTIDRIVEN



    Join Date
    Dec 2001
    Location
    Lawrence, KS
    Posts
    4,436
    Post Thanks / Like
    Images
    4
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quoted
    80 Post(s)

    Re: fuse by battery necessary??

    Quote Originally Posted by swaptrex
    is it true the fuse should be no less than 10 inches from the battery and no more than 18.
    Technically, if you could efficively attach the fuse directly to the (+) battery post - that would be best.

    The only logical recommendation is "as close to the battery as reasonably possible."




  14. #14
    JimJ's Avatar
    JimJ is offline Tangled Up in Blue



    Join Date
    Jun 2004
    Location
    Hillsborough, NC
    Posts
    31,683
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quoted
    74 Post(s)

    Re: fuse by battery necessary??

    Technically, if you could efficively attach the fuse directly to the (+) battery post - that would be best.
    RF and Knukonceptz both make fuseholders that do this, actually It's a clean way of doing it.




  15. #15
    ngsm13's Avatar
    ngsm13 is offline BSEE



    Join Date
    Sep 2002
    Location
    Cincinnati, OH
    Posts
    35,730
    Post Thanks / Like
    Images
    20
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quoted
    65 Post(s)

    Re: fuse by battery necessary??

    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Frost
    RF and Knukonceptz both make fuseholders that do this, actually It's a clean way of doing it.
    KK does? I was browsing their site the other day and didn't notice it...just out of curiousity...have a link?

    NG




    http://crunktimes.com/ct/
    nG - BSEE

Closed Thread
Page 1 of 2 1 2 LastLast

Similar Threads

  1. Inline fuse...how close to battery?
    By deaf16 in forum General Discussion
    Replies: 10
    Last Post: 03-11-2005, 06:31 PM
  2. fuse rating size for ANL holder
    By c0la in forum Wiring, Electrical and Installation Help
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 12-09-2004, 02:56 PM
  3. Total amps (fuse) near battery
    By tractng in forum General Discussion
    Replies: 22
    Last Post: 12-05-2004, 09:23 PM
  4. Fuse holder near battery
    By tractng in forum Wiring, Electrical and Installation Help
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 12-04-2004, 04:05 AM
  5. Fuse distance from Battery
    By DarrenE46 in forum Wiring, Electrical and Installation Help
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 11-04-2004, 01:03 AM

User Tag List

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may post replies
  • You may post attachments
  • You may edit your posts
1e2 Forum