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76 40, fusible link half fried

Discussion in '40- & 55-Series Tech' started by caladin, Jun 19, 2017.

  1. caladin

    caladin Noob, but trying to learn

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    So, due to my idiocy, fusible link insulation is half melted, makes me twitch looking at it

    What size should I replace with?

    Read on another thread about replacing it with an auto resetting breaker, what amperage? Is it as good an idea as it sounds?

    Thanks,

    Cal/Eric
     
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    spotcruiser Geezer SILVER Star

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    Coolerman SILVER Star

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    A fusible link has a unique characteristic that a circuit breaker will not have: The ability to carry large amounts of current for a short amount of time without blowing. However, if TOO much current flows, the fusible link will melt BEFORE the wire it is protecting will.

    You need a 2.0mm or a 14ga fusible link about 4" long. The ga of the fusible link should be 4 times SMALLER than the wire it is protecting. Your main charge wire is 10 ga so you need a 14ga fusible link.

    I sell these links with OEM connectors so it is plug and play for $21.95. $24.95 if you also need the batttery side connector and wire.
     
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    kling-on Kool Arrow

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    on Pickle "rebuilt" it with a 30 amp fuse for each wire ... worked great for years till I VEEATE swapped it
     
  5. caladin

    caladin Noob, but trying to learn

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    Mine is just crimped in and wired to a ceramic resistor attached to the battery, I guess thats. A PO hack.. crimp connector is pretty toasty too
     
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    You do have a Veeate not stock motor ;)