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Old 10-08-2012, 11:57 AM   #1
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Fuse Boxes vs Inline Fuse Holders

BIkes usually have the former. But, I read somewhere that they have a limit to the number of amps that can pass thru.

So, if you have a big bike with a big battery and lots of accessories, it'd make sense to have inline fuses once the limit of the fuse box is reached. (I don't have a big bike FYI).

Are there any drawbacks to using inline fuse holders like these and getting rid of the fuse box all together? (besides not having all the fuses in one place for a neater looking wiring harness...)

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Old 10-08-2012, 12:10 PM   #2
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The first problem with using those auto parts stores fuse holders is you have join to them with splices or solder and heatshrink - not good. Check easternbeaver.com - he has some decent ones that don't come with wires sealed in.
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Old 10-10-2012, 01:06 PM   #3
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Somehow you have to supply power to each of those individual in line fuses. Are you going to run a separate wire for each to the battery +ve? You will end up with a mess of wires.

The same is true for lots of cheaper auxillary fuse boxes, which have a separate terminal at each side of each fuse. I prefer to use a fuse box which has a single feed connection which supplies all the fuses - it gives a much tidier result.
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