I'm upgrading the wiring
in my cabin
... I bought the fuse piece (brand is slipping my mind/it's late here) and understand to use terminal rings for the positive and negative to the piece. There's a 5' run of size 10 shielded from a 5 amp breaker on the DC panel.
This will power in my cabin
1 small hella fan (draws .4 amp hours)
1 LED light and volt meter piggy-backed (light uses .01 amps)
1 dual outlet cigarette lighter (currently my cell phone charger
blanket -- blanket draws 35 watts when in use; when cruising my GPS
is plugged in too)
and the already fused VHF radio
So for the I'm wondering if I go with 5 amp fuses
for all? These are the automotive type push in fuses
. All push on, so my terminal rings will have to be replaced. As this is a distribution center for my cabin I want it correct. Am planning on connecting VHF
(already fused) to the same hot post as the incoming -- can't see a reason to double fuse it. (That radio
is a secondary - I use it mostly at night and in the morning to check the weather
Anyway, what say the experts regarding fuse sizes? I know from ABYC everything needs to be fused so I'm bringing my cabin up to standards. What size fuses for the items listed above, remembering it's all off a 5 amp breaker on the DC panel. And thanks!