What kind of circuit breaker

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Rsb1970
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What kind of circuit breaker

Post by Rsb1970 » 18 Aug 2019, 23:27

I need a 50 amp circuit breaker for my minn-Kota 40 lb thrust trolling motor. Minn-Kota brand is around $35. I’ve seen some for anywhere around $10 to $50. Does it matter what kind I get ? Thanks

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flatbottomman
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What kind of circuit breaker

Post by flatbottomman » 20 Aug 2019, 01:42

The minnkota branded 50A breaker is $8ish on amazon.

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What kind of circuit breaker

Post by Matt193 » 20 Aug 2019, 07:08

I prefer the manual resetting Buss brand circuit breakers. FWIW, they are still made in the USA. The small cheap ones that are typically hooked up to your terminals work fine too, but I've seen a number of those fail over the years mostly due to corrosion.
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What kind of circuit breaker

Post by Rsb1970 » 20 Aug 2019, 23:28

flatbottomman wrote:
20 Aug 2019, 01:42
The minnkota branded 50A breaker is $8ish on amazon.
The Minn-Kota brand I seen were $35

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What kind of circuit breaker

Post by flatbottomman » 20 Aug 2019, 23:29

Rsb1970 wrote:
20 Aug 2019, 23:28
flatbottomman wrote:
20 Aug 2019, 01:42
The minnkota branded 50A breaker is $8ish on amazon.
The Minn-Kota brand I seen were $35
Here is an Attwood. https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00BV ... UTF8&psc=1

Rsb1970
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What kind of circuit breaker

Post by Rsb1970 » 03 Sep 2019, 23:04

I got my circuit breaker and I know how to hook everything up. But where do I mount the breaker at. Do I just let it sit on top of battery? My battery is in a battery box sitting on the floor.

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What kind of circuit breaker

Post by MrGiggles » 07 Sep 2019, 16:53

Rsb1970 wrote:
03 Sep 2019, 23:04
I got my circuit breaker and I know how to hook everything up. But where do I mount the breaker at. Do I just let it sit on top of battery? My battery is in a battery box sitting on the floor.
Doesn't really matter where you put it, just as long as it's as close to the battery as possible.

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What kind of circuit breaker

Post by flex2win » 10 Sep 2019, 14:52

Closer to the battery, the better.

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What kind of circuit breaker

Post by moecarama » 28 Sep 2019, 18:05

Bussman get'em cheaper from Amazon, this is how I have mine connected to the battery. I used a piece of copper 1/2" pipe smashed it flat in my vice drilled the holes and shaped with my grinder.
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