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Old February 21st, 2004, 03:23 PM   #1
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help!! blew inline fuse

The inline fuse of my amp power wire blew. How do I go about replacing it? Do I need to replace the entire cable?
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Old February 21st, 2004, 03:33 PM   #2
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dont remember if theres a number on the inline fuse..but try to find out how man amps the fuse is and then jus go and buy a replacement fuse
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Old February 21st, 2004, 04:13 PM   #3
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no you just need to replace the fuse, your power wire is fine, just disconnect ur power wire to ur amp to be on the safe side
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i believe i have this fuse holder



i can't figure out how to open it up.
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Old February 21st, 2004, 04:32 PM   #5
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also, what fuse do I need? I am running 8 gauge wire with a basslink which i think is 200W RMS
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each endcap will just unscrew, get an adjustable wrench and firmly hold the center barrel, and unscrew the side away from the battery(if you open the other side you have the risk of having a live unfused wire flapping around). Pull the fuse out with some needle nose if it doesn't come out from that side, there should be a fuse rating on the fuse itself, otherwise ass up teh fuses on yoru amps and subtract 5% then buy a new fuse.

If you're unsure of it, take it to a stereo shop and ask for help. They wouldn't charge more than $10 to replacve the fuse.
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Old February 21st, 2004, 04:34 PM   #7
 
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both ends unscrew, the plastic end caps, just use your hands, try not to squeeze too hard its plastic it can crack or break, do not use a pliers, it will definatly break if yoru not careful!
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or just do what illusion said, yeah! must have posted out answers at the same time , his answer is better though!
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Old February 21st, 2004, 04:49 PM   #9
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thanks for your help guys

so my basslink has a 20A fuse in it. since they don't sell 19A fuses, would 20A fuse be ok?
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this is a little OT from my original question, but I am planning on gettin a PPI PCX-480 with the following specs

80 watts x 4 @4ohms 160 watts x 4 @2ohms 320 watts x 2 @4ohms Bridged


Would I be able to power my basslink and this amp with the 8 gauge wire I have now and simply increase the fuse? I plan to run the ppi to power my 4 speakers at 80 watts x 4 @4ohms
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yeah 20A is good. On high power systems I usually go 5%-10% under just to be safe. My amps add up to 190A I use a 180A circuit breaker just to be safe, but there's nothing wrong with using the same rating, just don't go over.

8ga would be pushing it. I'd personally upgrade it to 4 gauge, but I'm anal about being safe.

here's a good chart to look at for current versus wire gauge and wire length. The longer the wire the more voltage drop and resistance to the wire, so more current and/or longer run means bigger wire. http://www.a1bigaudio.com/wiresize.htm

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Old February 21st, 2004, 05:08 PM   #12
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thanks, hopefully i can get by on the 8 gauge wire.

one more question do I need a distribution block, or can i simply split the power cable from the basslink.
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Old February 21st, 2004, 05:20 PM   #13
 
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Just depends if you want it to be pretty, you can splice the wire, solder them together and black tape them if you'de like. A distro block just helps keep things pretty. I use the bolts on cap and my distrobution point.

here's a pic from a while back to give you an idea
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Old February 21st, 2004, 05:44 PM   #14
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here's my digital fused d. block too lazy to hook it up
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Old February 28th, 2004, 11:08 PM   #15
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