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AGU vs ANL fuse

 

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Username: Noob101

Taylorsville, Utah USA

Post Number: 237
Registered: Jul-07
So i blew my fuse the other day and when going online to order a replacement i started reading about anl and agu fuses i currently have the agu fuse but they seem to blow rather frequently (say 1 every 2-4 months depending on drive time and volume). would you recommend i swith to an ANL fuse? if so what fuse rating should i go with?
It's going to be an in-line fuse the one about 6 inches away from the battery.

MY Setup:
Fi Q12 running off an ed nine.1 with 4 guage knukonceptz wire

Not sure if you need anymore information if so let me know. Thanks.

Also, of subject but whatever happened to this place? i remember like 3 or 4 years back when i first came here for help deciding on subs this part of the forum was very active with a lot of new threads and conversations everyday. anyway j/w
 

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Username: Gcs8

Atlanta, Ga

Post Number: 2082
Registered: Sep-09
ANL 150A for OFC 100A for the CCA
 

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Username: Noob101

Taylorsville, Utah USA

Post Number: 238
Registered: Jul-07
Thanks. But, what is OFC and CCA?? sorry.
 

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Username: Makinblak

Monroe/Monticello, La/Ar

Post Number: 727
Registered: Oct-10
Oxygen free copper.
copper clad aluminum.
Aluminum less dense blah blah
 

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Username: Somedonniedude

Illinois Braaap MX

Post Number: 3219
Registered: May-07
what size agu fuses have you been running/blowing?
 

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Username: Noob101

Taylorsville, Utah USA

Post Number: 239
Registered: Jul-07
80A it's the ones that came with my amp wiring kit. why could that be bad?

And thank you i'll wait a few more days to see if theirs any new info someone here could add and then i'll buy the 100A CCA.
 

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Username: Southernrebel

Monroe, Louisiana Team Audible...

Post Number: 8521
Registered: Mar-04
I hate AGU fuse holders. The 'spring loaded' action of holding the AGU fuse inherently creates a bad connection.

I would HIGHLY recommend going to a mini ANL or ANL fused link.

I can't even begin to tell you how many cheap AGU fuse holders I have replaced in the last few years. I have seen them melt FAR TOO MANY times due to a bad connection within the fuse holder near the battery!!!!

The AGU fuse (from my experience in 12v audio) is the crap of the crappiest fused link. Hell, I would much rather see a MAXI fuse than an AGU.

I have also seen ALOT of AGU fuses 'blow' but 'not blow'....AKA, not totally sever the link to the batteries + terminal. AGU fuses tend to 'semi-blow'. They look fine in the middle of the fuse (don't look blown) but they actually separate from the endcaps of the tube. I have seen many AGU fuses mess up and still allow a limited amount of power to flow.

For instance. An alt/batt up front is setting at 14vDC, at the amp you are only seeing 9vDC. The AGU fuse is 'blown' yet still provides a high resistance connection to the amplifier!!!!

OP.
If you are running a nine.1...You need to fuse your (properly sized) power wire at 120-150A. A mini-ANL 150A fuse/fuseholder on true 4ga OFC copper power wire would be my choice.
 

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Username: Tyronelutherkingjr

Memphis, TN USA

Post Number: 1
Registered: Apr-11
I never run fuses...fuses cause resistance and resistance mean power loss...I like keeping all my powers to my beats that way I never have fuse to blow out...if you wire stereo safe you don't need a fuse ...if you cut corners you need a fuse to keep your ride from melting to ground....
 

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Username: Skies

Tofino, British Colu... Canada

Post Number: 953
Registered: Aug-05
^^ Words to live by.......


LOL
 

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Username: Wingmanalive

Www.stainles... .ecrater.com

Post Number: 25161
Registered: Jun-06
Where the $#@! do these ppl come from?
 

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Username: Joe1234

Post Number: 685
Registered: May-09
If anything just cannot go wrong, it will anyway.
 

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Username: Thelonewolf

New Ipswich, NH USA

Post Number: 341
Registered: Jul-05
oh my... lol
 

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Username: Dcollister440

Post Number: 59
Registered: Jun-11
dude, that dude is crazy....NEWS FLASH MAN DIES IN CAR AUDIO FIRE!!!!
 

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Username: Loc_out

SoCal

Post Number: 3312
Registered: Feb-05
"I never run fuses...fuses cause resistance and resistance mean power loss...I like keeping all my powers to my beats that way I never have fuse to blow out...if you wire stereo safe you don't need a fuse ...if you cut corners you need a fuse to keep your ride from melting to ground"

I like this guy, how much power are you running?
 

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Username: Mash4kash

Lafayette, LA

Post Number: 351
Registered: Feb-06
I run a circuit breaker they're only $10. So if it trips you just flip the switch.
 

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Username: Insearchofbass

Post Number: 17183
Registered: Jun-04
fusing should be a set it and forget it. You should not be blowing fuses constantly. Someone isnt doing something right.
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