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Whats amp power wire fuse do?

 

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Username: Astrosafari

Delhi, Ontario Canada

Post Number: 260
Registered: Aug-05
on my amp power wire, is it manditory that i have a fuse? what exactly does it do?
 

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Username: Lexuscoop

Post Number: 776
Registered: Dec-05
idk if its manditory, but i think it stops your fuses on your amp from frying, i wouldn't take it out. if its blowing get a square 120a fuse
 

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Username: Astrosafari

Delhi, Ontario Canada

Post Number: 261
Registered: Aug-05
i heard its incase the power wire grounds out some where. this will blow the fuse, or if too much power is drawn from the battery. but i want to see for sure what its for.
 

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Username: Southernrebel

Monroe, Louisiana USA

Post Number: 2137
Registered: Mar-04
yea...inline fuse are to protect the wire more than to protect the amp.

if the wire grounds out and its not fused...it can melt or even burn! i have seen 8ga wire melted from the batt all the way to the fire-wall!!!
 

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Username: Glasswolf

Wisteria, Lane USA

Post Number: 11125
Registered: Dec-03
the fuse goes inline by the battery.
it's there to prevent a car fine if there's a short to ground from the line off the battery positive and alternator.

otherwise there's no fused link between the ground-short and the source of energy.
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