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Unread 02-07-2010, 10:29 PM   #1
JKM3134
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fusible link vs inline fuse

i just installed a dui distributor on my 83 cj.

i used a relay so that i could take power from the battery terminal on the starter solenoid.

i used 10 AWG wire from the solenoid to the relay and a 14 AWG fusible link at the solenoid.

is this an ideal setup or should i have used an inline fuse?

thanks for the advice

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Unread 02-07-2010, 10:36 PM   #2
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Fusible link is fine, probably preferable here, but it should be before the relay. The wire coming off the starter solenoid should be a 5-6" piece of 14GA fusible link, spliced to a 10GA wire leading to the relay.

The idea is to limit the opportunities for unfused power to short to ground.
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Unread 02-07-2010, 10:43 PM   #3
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ok, thanks. thats actually exactly how i have it set up.
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