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  1. #1
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    Default Fuse rating for Harpoon Amp?

    in the near future I am going to be redoing some wiring so all my + leads for the amps, etc are connected to the Perko (except starter and bilge pump).

    For those of you who are using a fuse between the amp and the battery, what rating are you using?

    Any recommendations for a good, cheap distribution box (non-metered) that would handle many output side positive and ground wires?
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    Generally for the line that supplies the distro block you add all the fuses up for all the amps and put a fuse larger in.

    Typically though I see 120 amp or 250 amp installed in the main line.

    I still run Harpoon, 2 800.4 and 2500.1 so I use a 250.

    I just installed Millerdad stereo with the new Digi annoys and only used a 120amp.
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    Use 100A to 125A fuse for the amp when running the recommended 4 gauge wire to the amp. Use 250A fuse when running the recommended 1/0 wire to the distribution block.
    Last edited by jstenger; 08-05-2014 at 12:18 PM.
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    Wow 250A.

    yes, I am using 1/0 wire from battery to current distribution block.

    4 gauge from distribution block to amp.
    Ed Geary
    2009 Moomba Outback V
    Clermont, Fl

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