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Old 21-10-2015, 12:28   #16
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Re: Fuse Or Breaker For Inverter?

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If the Breaker is readily accessible, it can be used as your primary means of activating/deactivating an inaccessible inverter. Saves having to wire a remote switch (with yet another circuit protector).

Steve
I never turn my inverter off . It is in a place that is easily accessible but it draws almost nothing in search mode so I never give it a thought. So I thought a remote switch would be redundant. The inverter will shut itself off for various overload or under voltage situations . I have only ever overloaded it once trying to start a 120 volt air compressor, what this thing won't put out 100+ amps ???!!! LOL

Inverters draw a massive amount of DC power , make sure you are using appropriate cable size , keep it short , and protect it with a large ANL or class T fuse as close to the battery as you can .

Maine Sails has got great information

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