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Old 01-10-2014, 03:19 PM   #41
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In response to the last two posts, I have one question: Do you think the OP's situation where someone tapped off the water pump circuit to add an accessory and then used inline fuses (for whatever reason) to the water pump and we would assume, the accessory, is the "right way"?
there are still variations to that theme...so no "right way" is still just someones opinion.

But if you specifically ask...if one CB/Fuse is handling a trunk line on which several "users" are fed from...each user should have it's own CB/fuse to handle it's rating and feed wire.

But there other ways to skin that cat so it's not the only way or "correct" way of doing it....it just happens to meet certain safety guidelines.
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Old 01-11-2014, 09:05 PM   #42
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I have an update as I trouble shoot this. First, we are not spending a lot of time on the boat right now. I tried the 20 amp in-line fuze as per the manufacture's instructions. This time the breaker on the board was tripped. So it seems this is probably a 15 amp fuze. I suspect that there is an issue with the pump not shutting off at the designated pressure. I will put in the new spare pump and see if the current pump can be serviced. I won't do this until I have more time and the bungs available to stop the flow of water from the water tanks that are nearly full (350 gallons).

WRT to the electronics on this vessel, the PO was a very capable individual and at the most recent Krog-in at Roche Harbor! I received many positive comments from other Krogen owners on the wiring behind the helm that was done by the PO. He had also upgraded we wiring elsewhere on the boat. I'm sure there are many things that can and should be on my vessel but a bow to stern rewording isn't going to be on the agenda any time soon.

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Old 01-26-2014, 09:30 PM   #43
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Try getting rid of the inline fuse and replacing with an inline circuit breaker.

When the pump first comes on, it often draws more than those sensitive in line fuses can
handle. The inline circuit breaker will hang in there a few milliseconds longer allowing the
amperage spike to subside.

I had this similar problem with other pumps and this solved my problems
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That's what slo-blow fuses are made for.
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Old 02-04-2014, 05:27 PM   #45
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Update: I switched a new FW pump in for the one that wasn't operating. The new one isn't blowing fuses. It was, however, a bit of a learning curve on "Crimping 101". One needs to have the correct size of butt connectors! Lordco doesn't have them and I couldn't seem to make the smaller ones work somehow! Steveston hardware had the correct size.

We have freshwater now! Thanks to all for advice.

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