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BournemouthBoater

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40 Amp Fuse Holder - hard to find?
« on: September 28, 2011, 04:40:46 PM »

Hi,

I've got an Mtroniks 40 Amp ESC, and I'm looking for an inline fuse holder to protect it. At the moment I've got a max 30 amp mini blade type unit, but I've blown the 30 amp fuse before, so I'm looking for something rated to 40 amps. It seems hard to find. I've noticed the standard blade fuses go up to at least 40 amps, but I can't seem to find a fuse holder rated to 40 amps to go with it - am I correct in assuming that it's basically down to the gauge of wire attached to the fuse holder which will determine if it can handle 40 amps?

Does anyone else here use 40 amp fuses - if so what do you use?

Thanks
Gloves
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Re: 40 Amp Fuse Holder - hard to find?
« Reply #1 on: September 28, 2011, 05:34:32 PM »

If your esc is rated at 40amps you really need a fuse less than 40amps, not much point otherwise.

ACTion do 32 amps   http://www.action-electronics.co.uk/stuff2.php
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Re: 40 Amp Fuse Holder - hard to find?
« Reply #2 on: September 28, 2011, 06:13:03 PM »

What model is it that blows a 30 amp fuse, is it a fast electric?

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Re: 40 Amp Fuse Holder - hard to find?
« Reply #3 on: September 28, 2011, 06:27:20 PM »

What model is it that blows a 30 amp fuse, is it a fast electric?

Bob
probably with a coarse pitch prop.
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Re: 40 Amp Fuse Holder - hard to find?
« Reply #4 on: September 28, 2011, 07:24:38 PM »

You could of course double up the fuse holders in parallel or if space permits use a mains fuse and holder.John.
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Re: 40 Amp Fuse Holder - hard to find?
« Reply #5 on: September 28, 2011, 10:59:31 PM »

You can get the large blade type fuse holders from Halfords I bought a holder and 50 Amp fuse for my brushless motor.

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Re: 40 Amp Fuse Holder - hard to find?
« Reply #6 on: September 28, 2011, 11:55:30 PM »

Think they call the larger car fuses "Maxi fuses" and are available up to 100 amp rated, you can get with either eylet terminals or push on "blade" types.

but do agree, you need to fit a fuse rated lower than the speed controller, or the fuse is of little use as they will burn out together anyway.
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Re: 40 Amp Fuse Holder - hard to find?
« Reply #7 on: September 29, 2011, 12:12:28 PM »

Thanks for the replies guys. I'll check out Halfords - I didn't see the larger fuse holders when I was there last, but I'll go the bigger one near me.

I don't have a special setup - the one time it blew I was testing full throttle in the bath  %% and I think that put more strain on the motors than they would ordinarily encounter when running. I'm using 2 545s and 2 9.6 volt Nimh packs - all in parallel.

Thanks again for the replies.
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Re: 40 Amp Fuse Holder - hard to find?
« Reply #8 on: September 29, 2011, 03:40:21 PM »

2 x 545's shouldn't pull anywhere near 30 amps.

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Re: 40 Amp Fuse Holder - hard to find?
« Reply #9 on: September 29, 2011, 05:52:37 PM »

2 x 545's shouldn't pull anywhere near 30 amps.

Bob

Hi Bob,

That's what I would have thought. Running flat out on the bench I think I measured just over 10 amps. In the water it would pull more, but like I said I think it was just the extra load of being stationary in the bath that probably pushed the motors towards stall. I'll be taking it out for only the second time on Sunday - will see how she goes!

This is how she looks now, further details will be added/painted once she's run in:



This is prior to fitting the deck, showing motor, battery, etc layout:



Oh and it's my first boat, so still learning!

Thanks
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