Circuit breaker for trolling motor

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braden
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Circuit breaker for trolling motor

Post by braden » 02 Aug 2016, 15:16

perchjerker wrote:you don't need a breaker and a fuse

they do the same job all you need is one or the other

I have the fuse type and have an extra fuse in my boat. In all my years I have never ever blown that fuse

if you are blowing that fuse then something is wrong.
I understand what you are saying. I am not trying to put both on, just trying to figure out how to put one of them on. I had originally purchased the fuse holder and the fuse, but the wire on the fuse holder is quite large. The auto parts store did not have butt connectors large enough to fit over the wire. I was just trying to see what I needed to use in order to connect the fuse holder to the trolling motor wire.

Then someone else mentioned a circuit breaker. At that time I still did not know how to attach the fuse holder, so I thought I might give up on the fuse holder and buy the circuit breaker.

I already have the bussman fuse holder and fuse, so I would prefer just to use that, but I just don't know how to do it.

I hope that clears everything up, and I would really appreciate any insight in this matter. Thank you everyone for all of the good ideas, I appreciate the responses.

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Circuit breaker for trolling motor

Post by perchjerker » 02 Aug 2016, 16:03

braden wrote:
perchjerker wrote:you don't need a breaker and a fuse

they do the same job all you need is one or the other

I have the fuse type and have an extra fuse in my boat. In all my years I have never ever blown that fuse

if you are blowing that fuse then something is wrong.
I understand what you are saying. I am not trying to put both on, just trying to figure out how to put one of them on. I had originally purchased the fuse holder and the fuse, but the wire on the fuse holder is quite large. The auto parts store did not have butt connectors large enough to fit over the wire. I was just trying to see what I needed to use in order to connect the fuse holder to the trolling motor wire.

Then someone else mentioned a circuit breaker. At that time I still did not know how to attach the fuse holder, so I thought I might give up on the fuse holder and buy the circuit breaker.

I already have the bussman fuse holder and fuse, so I would prefer just to use that, but I just don't know how to do it.

I hope that clears everything up, and I would really appreciate any insight in this matter. Thank you everyone for all of the good ideas, I appreciate the responses.
I can send you some of the proper connectors if you cant finD them

just pm me your mailing address

thNKS

braden
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Circuit breaker for trolling motor

Post by braden » 02 Aug 2016, 16:46

Thanks! That is a big help.

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