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Always read all of the pages and subjects before starting a solar system installation - If you are unqualified or in any doubt about your own ability then consult a qualified solar system installer.

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Picture of sun and solar panel as a solar logoUsing and Choosing Fuses

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Fuse sizes and their usage is so critical like the wiring page that this whole page is dedicated to it. Like wiring this is where mistakes can be easily made, and the consequences of getting it wrong are dire - So again make sure your ready for a little detail.

The fuse should always be rated less than the wire/run it is protecting, the fuse must always be the weakest link!
It is essential to insert a fuse between the solar panel and battery, and again between the battery and distribution fuse box. If the current (Amps) in a circuit is higher than the system can cope with overheating will occur. Thats why you must fit a main fuse to cope with a system overheat situation, or more drastically a short circuit. If you have got your sums right you will have good protection, below is a circuit drawing showing the fuses selected for the load (appliances connected).

A selection of automotive blade fuses, these are really a very convenient system with fuse holders readily available in most automotive shops.

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Other pages to help you with the installation are:-

free energy  button How to wire up a basic solar panel system
Is your battery bank correctly wired up?
free energy  button The Big Live Solar Panel Experiment
See how our 27w solar panel performs under live conditions
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free energy  button Looking after a leisure battery
free energy  button Solar circuits
Coming soon selecting and fitting fuses to your solar system.

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