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Old 06-02-2012, 07:10 PM   #1
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Remote blows electric landing gear fuse

Our 2012 vengeance will always blow the 15a fuse for the electric landing gear if I use the remote...works fine with the manual switch though. I'm sure I'm bumping the motor against the stop when using the remote...my bad. However, I'm wondering if I have the correct fuses installed. The 30A auto reset fuse is there for the manual switch, but I only have 15s for the remote circuit.

Anyone think I'll burn the thing to the ground if I go to 20s for the remote circuit?

Yeah, yeah, I know it's under warranty, but I really want to avoid dragging the thing all the way across town for something I can do myself.
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Old 06-02-2012, 07:20 PM   #2
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Our 2012 vengeance will always blow the 15a fuse for the electric landing gear if I use the remote...works fine with the manual switch though. I'm sure I'm bumping the motor against the stop when using the remote...my bad. However, I'm wondering if I have the correct fuses installed. The 30A auto reset fuse is there for the manual switch, but I only have 15s for the remote circuit.

Anyone think I'll burn the thing to the ground if I go to 20s for the remote circuit?

Yeah, yeah, I know it's under warranty, but I really want to avoid dragging the thing all the way across town for something I can do myself.
Don't quite understand why they would put a 30amp on the manual switch and a 15amp on the remote. I think I would put a 30amp auto reset on the remote also. Just my redneck approach.
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Old 06-03-2012, 12:19 AM   #3
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Fuse ratings are based on wire size. 15 amp fuse for 14 gauge wire. 20 amp fuse for 12 gauge wire. 30 amp fuse for 10 gauge wire.

They make auto reset circuit breakers that will replace the blade style fuses used now. Might just get one of those, especially if you are blowing the fuse when you hit the stop. If it trips, it will reset in a minute or so. I would trust that more than upping the fuse rating.
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Old 06-04-2012, 09:45 AM   #4
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Fuse ratings are based on wire size. 15 amp fuse for 14 gauge wire. 20 amp fuse for 12 gauge wire. 30 amp fuse for 10 gauge wire.

They make auto reset circuit breakers that will replace the blade style fuses used now. Might just get one of those, especially if you are blowing the fuse when you hit the stop. If it trips, it will reset in a minute or so. I would trust that more than upping the fuse rating.
I'll give that route a shot because pulling that big panel out to get to the fuses is not all that much fun. Thanks WindRider!

PS. DUNNNC...the wires coming from the wireless panel are the same gauge as the ones coming from the main switch so I agree...not sure why one fuse on one leg and another on another leg of the circuit.
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...the wires coming from the wireless panel are the same gauge as the ones coming from the main switch so I agree...not sure why one fuse on one leg and another on another leg of the circuit.
If the wires on both legs are the same and the manual switch has a 30amp, I would definitely put a 30amp on the remote leg. I would also use the auto reset breakers.

They probably just put the wrong size in at the factory. They have been known to do some weird things in the notion of saving time or a few steps to get the right thing.
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Old 06-04-2012, 10:23 AM   #6
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If the wires on both legs are the same and the manual switch has a 30amp, I would definitely put a 30amp on the remote leg. I would also use the auto reset breakers.

They probably just put the wrong size in at the factory. They have been known to do some weird things in the notion of saving time or a few steps to get the right thing.
Maybe they got a deal on 15 amp fuses!
Id try a 20 amp self resetting cb first.
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Maybe they got a deal on 15 amp fuses!
Id try a 20 amp self resetting cb first.
Stopping by Napa on the way home today to get an auto-reset breaker. Details tomorrow after I test, test and retest...oh wait, the wife just spent an hour loading up the pass through storage and if I unload it I'll never figure out how she got all that crap in there.

Signed, soon to be sleeping in the toy hauler...
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