Thread Rating:
  • 0 Vote(s) - 0 Average
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Continuous Solenoid Fuse Rating?
#1
As I set out to start ordering components for my permanent electrical system a question arrises...What determines the size amp ANL fuse that goes between my truck battery and continuous solenoid?  FYI...I plan to buy a 200AMP solenoid.  Not sure why, just have heard that more amps the better and more reliable?  I also plan to put an ANL fuse between house battery and the main fuse box.  Again...Any ideas on what I should get size wise?  My battery cable from truck battery to ANL to house battery will be 1AWG.  House battery to main fuse box, most likely 2 or 4AWG due to a short run.  Van electrical use will amount to some LED lights, Fantastic Fan, and computer/phone/iPad charging.

Thanks in advance,
Mark
2015 Chevy Express 2500 Stealth Van named, Seneca Lodge Too.  See you at a racetrack near you soon!
Add Thank You Reply
#2
WELL...DUH...The sticky post right on top of my last question pretty much tells what I'm looking for.
2015 Chevy Express 2500 Stealth Van named, Seneca Lodge Too.  See you at a racetrack near you soon!
Add Thank You Reply
#3
Size the fuses to the size of the cables being protected. There are charts all over the internet. When ever I recommend a chart some expert tells me their's is better. So do a google search. As example; 1AWG cable can be safely fused at 245 amps if in open air. 210 amps if in hot engine space. But be sure to put a fuse at the positive battery terminals, both starter and house. You also need a fuse on the trigger circuit for the solenoid.
Add Thank You Reply
#4
I used 60 amp on my E150 van. One fuse near positive posts of both batteries. Ove a year full time.
GuitarVanMan
Have guitar will travel.
Add Thank You Reply
#5
What are your loads ?
Add Thank You Reply
#6
It is safe to use a fuse smaller amp rating than what the cable can handle. But a fuse is another resistance causing more voltage drop. That is the reason to use a larger fuse. In a charging circuit every bit of electric counts. "The fuse protects the wire."
Add Thank You Reply
#7
Thanks Weight. I'm planning on using 150A ANL fuses to/from solenoid on 1awg cables. What are your thoughts on the fuse size from hot wire from fuse box to continuous solenoid? 200A CS, probably be using 12-16 gauge wire....15A?
2015 Chevy Express 2500 Stealth Van named, Seneca Lodge Too.  See you at a racetrack near you soon!
Add Thank You Reply
#8
I don't know what your solenoid exciter draws. Most are only 1 or 2 amps. 16 awg is safe for 20amps. A qualifier: I use wire rated at 105C temperature. HomeDepot or auto store wire may be lesser, and safely carry lower amps.
Add Thank You Reply
The following 1 user says Thank You to Weight for this post:
Artsyguy (02-16-2018)


Possibly Related Threads...
Thread Author Replies Views Last Post
  Questions about continuous duty solenoid Lizzarro 23 3,077 07-26-2017, 05:21 AM
Last Post: Trebor English
  Solenoid Fuse Activation: Best Route? riggyk 3 393 06-12-2017, 08:38 AM
Last Post: Optimistic Paranoid
  Help with continuous duty solenoid installation TooManyDogs 17 2,172 01-26-2017, 11:48 AM
Last Post: SternWake

Forum Jump:


Users browsing this thread: 1 Guest(s)

Powered By MyBB, © 2002-2018 MyBB Group.