Our 1998 SeaRay 330 Sundancer had a drained stbd engine battery
, despite having had the charger
on shore power
constantly. The battery
is an AGM
, about a year old, maybe a bit more, but certainly should still be ok.
In troubleshooting this, I discovered an inline fuse holder that seems to be coming from the ProMariner 30 charger
, so I popped it open and looked, and sure enough, the fuse inside had blown. It was one of those cylindrical fuses
, with metal ends, and a flattened metal wire inside the glass cylinder. It was marked F30A250V, which I figure is "fusible, 30-amp, 250-volt".
It was hard to find a replacement, and the closest I came was still cylindrical, but ceramic, rather than the typical glass cylinder with metal inside. It was marked 30A250V, but the preceding marking looked like a little F tucked into the crook of a big L. The guy at the electronics
store I got it from didn't know what the symbol before the 30A was all about, but I figure it should work, I mean a fuse it a fuse, right? :-)
The only concern I have is whether a ceramic fuse is more likely to produce an external spark if/when it blows? The fuse is inside of a marine-style fuse holder, but it is inside the engine
compartment, after all... The wire-in-glass-cylinder model doesn't seem capable of producing a spark, but I don't know if this is true of the ceramic kind?
Anyone know if this is a problem?
Thanks in advance...