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Old 04-12-2016, 04:36 PM   #51
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If I put a fuse block in, could I put one on the negative post and one on the positive post to allow me to stack the cables from the inverter. Plus the fuse would be a safety factor. What size fuse? I saw one on Amazon along with 2/0 battery cables at a good price. My battery post are 5/16 and the cables only come in 3/8.


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If I put a fuse block in, could I put one on the negative post and one on the positive post to allow me to stack the cables from the inverter. Plus the fuse would be a safety factor. What size fuse? I saw one on Amazon along with 2/0 battery cables at a good price. My battery post are 5/16 and the cables only come in 3/8.

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My Tech guys asked me the QUESTION Are you afraid that the Negative will "GROUND OUT". The Positive is what is in danger of shorting out

So He suggested and from now on I fuse at the power source Battery or Panel then Fuse again at the appliance if it is at all high amperage.

He convinced me that a fuse on the Negative is a waste of effort and expense.

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My Tech guys asked me the QUESTION Are you afraid that the Negative will "GROUND OUT". The Positive is what is in danger of shorting out



So He suggested and from now on I fuse at the power source Battery or Panel then Fuse again at the appliance if it is at all high amperage.



He convinced me that a fuse on the Negative is a waste of effort and expense.



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How else can I stack the cable ends?


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On my inverter I have 2 positive cables coming from the inverter, can I hook both positive cables to one battery disconnect? That way I can get rid of the knife switch. I can also put a battery disconnect on the positive side of the charger, that way I will only have to have 2 battery disconnects. I plan to use 2/0 cable and put a fuse block on the batteries, also put a bus bar in so each cable will be on one post. I think on the negative side I can run all the negative cables to one bus bar. I'll look at my set up before I order anything. All my cables will be 12in long and 2/0


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I think I'm going to run the cable straight from the charger to the hot post on the battery, no battery disconnect.


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I think I'm going to run the cable straight from the charger to the hot post on the battery, no battery disconnect.


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Through a fuse, right?


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I don't know if this is right but what I plan to do is install a terminal fuse block on the positive post on my bank of batteries so I can have more room to stack my leads from inverter and charger from. The negative cables will go to a bus bar. All my battery cables will be 2/0, the ones that will hook up the battery bank will be 12 inches long and from the inverter and charger will be 24 inches long. I'm going to take out the knife switches and put a battery disconnect on the positive side of the inverter.


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On my inverter I have 2 positive cables coming from the inverter, can I hook both positive cables to one battery disconnect?
I do not know what Inverter and its output type you are using, but if the 2 outputs are like the multi-phase generator outputs combining them will result in shorts and sparks vs a smooth parallel combined output! That type is not meant to be combined in a 120Vac Scenario. That is designed for 240Vac output or 2 dedicated independent 120Vac circuits that do not share anything except possibly a ground - not even neutral.
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