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Old 07-27-2005, 03:42 PM
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Looking at the Fuse/Terminal block…..where do you install the pos. and neg. wires to your electronic device?

NEG Terminal Terminal-LEFT SIDE of FUSE----FUSE-----RIGHT SIDE of FUSE-Terminal POS Terminal

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Old 07-27-2005, 05:29 PM
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Default Re: Please help settle an argument.

Ok, I am confused. Can you be more specific?
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Negative goes to a ground bar and is NEVER attached to a fuse. Positive goes to the fuse. I don't believe there is any left-right or up-down convention with regard to connecting the to load side of a fuse.
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Default RE: Please help settle an argument.

It sounds like you a describing a fuse block. Fuses are usually in the positive line. Therefore you come into one side with the positive wire,the fuse is 'in-line', and back out with the positive wire continuing to the devise. If you overload the line the fuse will blow and protect the wire. The negative wire is a seperate wire from the negative side of the battery to the devise. Make sense? Let us know. Welcome aboard.

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Yeah, someone has gone awry with your desrciption. Negative usually goes to a bus bar (one input sutd, continuous bar with several take0ff studs for grounds to devices.) Positve usually goes to a positive buss bar which feeds one side of all fuse positions. All other sides of fuses go to power of various devices. You have described a short which will only test the fuse's ability to "pop"

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