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Username Post: Electric Cutoff Switch
Jim Streib 
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Jim Streib
Loc: Saint Louis
Reg: 03-20-03
01-01-18 06:47 AM - Post#2719629    
    In response to 50sChevys

  • 50sChevys Said:
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[Ideally, one needs to add the proper size fuse right at the battery positive post to where if a short does occur, the fuse will open automatically and protect the wiring. /quote]

Jim, take another look at the second picture in my original post. What you failed to see is the 5 amp fuse located at the front of the solenoid on the battery side of the unit...thus protecting the electrical system.



While I did not see the fuses on yours, when I did a search for that style solenoid, I did see one that has 5A ATC fuses but those fuses I have to think are for the small wires off of the solenoid to the momentary toggle switch only and are not in place to protect the output post that if shorted can pass up to a 100A continuous output/600A momentary output.

Jim
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