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Quick wiring question

Discussion in 'Performance Lighting' started by Karpiel73, May 7, 2012.

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      Karpiel73 Active Member

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      I'm outlining my cargo trailer with LEDs and I plan to run an 8 gauge wire from the battery the entire way to the rear of the trailer. (with a quick connect at the tongue)
      My question is, would I be okay using an inline fuse that uses 10 gauge wire and a blade fuse? I can't find an inline fuse that uses 8 ga. wire. Oh and I'll be drawing about 15-20 amps and have about a 34ft run from battery to trailer rear door, hence the 8 gauge power wire.

      Thanks!
       
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      go to a stereo shop, they have in-line fuses for as big as 00gauge
       
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      Went to the local stereo shop and got an inline Maxi blade fuse holder. The wire on it says 8 Gauge but the guys said it's actually 10 gauge :confused:
      Anyway, they said there would be no problem with using that fuse. But I couldn't get a word in edge wise cause I guess my knowledge wasn't on their level :rolleyes: So hopefully they're right.
       
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      If your running your wire under the X be sure to put 2 wire looms over it. You wont believe the short life of an uncovered wire under an X. That is why the MFG. run all the wires inside the veh.
       

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