Circuit Breakers vs Regular Fuses

 

Silver Member
Username: Jprix82

Post Number: 350
Registered: Jan-06
What are the pros and cons of each of these setups?
 

Platinum Member
Username: Glasswolf

Wisteria, Lane USA

Post Number: 11373
Registered: Dec-03
fuses are more finely adjustable, in that you can get more minutely stepped variances in ratings, and fast reacting or slow blow, etc..
a ckt breaker doesn't require anything to be replaced if it's tripped, and can be had in an auto-reset moel. you generally use a breaker for high current lines like by the battery, and fuses for each amp to protect the electronics.
 

Silver Member
Username: Jprix82

Post Number: 395
Registered: Jan-06
so circuit breakers wouldnt be a safe thing to use with a amp?
 

Gold Member
Username: B101

Queen City, NC USA

Post Number: 1940
Registered: Sep-05
BOTH WILL WORK, thats what he is saying! Pick 1!
 

Silver Member
Username: Jprix82

Post Number: 398
Registered: Jan-06
Oh ok^^,IMO circuit breakers could save you some money in the long run but if you change setups your circuit breaker might not match up with the amps of your new setup so you will have to buy another one,where fuses you can put any size fuse to match up with your setup.So ill prolly be going with fuses.
 

Gold Member
Username: B101

Queen City, NC USA

Post Number: 1944
Registered: Sep-05
fuses are cheap anyway... 2-5$ for a ANL type fuse..
 

Silver Member
Username: Jprix82

Post Number: 408
Registered: Jan-06
"2-5$ for a ANL type fuse"..........Where at??
 

Gold Member
Username: B101

Queen City, NC USA

Post Number: 1986
Registered: Sep-05
any car audio store.. lol / I payed 5 bucks for a 200a fuses, all day... U can also check a boat store, they carry alot of ANL fuses, all types! ranging up to 500a!!!!!
 

Silver Member
Username: Jprix82

Post Number: 421
Registered: Jan-06
A local audio shop by me trys to charge $10ea for ANLs,guess im going to have to check out a boating supple store.
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