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Im in the middle of adding my other 2 gauges ....each gauge requires a in-line fuse. can I at least connect 2 gauges thru the same fuse link? water temp says a 1 amp..the A/F says 3amp. why not connect them both to the 3amp or can I put in say a 5 amp for both? thanks!
 

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I would say yes you can. Should not be a problem.
 

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thanks Jim...Id say so to but Im no electrician....would make for a cleaner setup :)
 

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thanks Jim...Id say so to but Im no electrician....would make for a cleaner setup :)
I am not either. But I would try it.:bigthumbsup
 

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you can put any size fuse you want in. you can put in a 30a fuse if you want.. the only thing the fuse does is pops before any of your crap fries.. the more amprage you have the harder it will be for the fuse to bust wich can cause a fire if they are hooked up improperly or they short out. personally i'd get and hide 1 of these 6 fuse fuse blocks that you can bolt down or twist tie down.. wich this is easy to connect. theres 6 fuse holders and 6 prongs. connect the positive from 1 gauge to 1 prong put your fuse in 1 or 3 than take the positive from the second gauge and connect it to another prong and connect a fuse 1 or 3. thank find a positve somewhere in the car fuse block and run it to the new fuse block so it will have power. no grounds needed for the fuse block just your gauges. pm me if you have wiring quesitons
 

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i have a escort ZX2 that i just rebuilt.. fiberglass dash custom wiring and a system that can probably blow the windows out :( dont ask.. lol
 

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Im going to the auto parts store..see what I can find. good idea on the fuse block. I understand the amp thing...Id never put like a 20 amp in place of a 5amp. thanks for the help guys!
 

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lol i have a 300amp fuse for the amps in my car when i only need like 50 o_O hope you get it figured out and working right.
 

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Absolutely wrong! If one is meant to blow at 1 amp and the other at 3, running a 5 amp fuse could end up damaging both pieces.
Absolutely correct. Sometimes the fuse size goes by the wire gauge and sometimes it goes by the device specs. You don't want things to start melting if you have a short or a device that is drawing too much current. :nono:
 

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It's my understanding that "fused" circuit wires are, if correctly specified for the circuit involved, necessarily of a sufficient "gauge" AND composition to carry whatever amperage is intended to flow through that circuit; hence, both the wire and fuse specified for any particular application is also by design an artifact of the amperage required by the device involved.

It's my further understanding that under NO circumstances should multiple devices be connected to the same fused circuit but particularly if ANY of the devices connected has a "do not exceed" amperage of LESS than the fuse rating (e.g., attaching 2 or more devices to a 5 amp. fused circuit when one or more of the devices involved has LESS than a 5 amp. rating will damage/destroy the functioning of ALL such devices connected to that circuit BEFORE the fuse involved "blows").
 

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if ANY of the devices connected has a "do not exceed" amperage of LESS than the fuse rating (e.g., attaching 2 or more devices to a 5 amp. fused circuit when one or more of the devices involved has LESS than a 5 amp. rating will damage/destroy the functioning of ALL such devices connected to that circuit BEFORE the fuse involved "blows").
Not necessarily, That would be true if the devices were wired in series rather than parallel.
 

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I believe that you're correct: the person who I spoke with about this probably assumed that the devices involved were wired in series and not parallel.
 

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thanks for the help guys! right now I have both gauges on one 3amp fuse....Ill get another link and do them seperate. I figured this was the correct way and meant do it from the start.
why dosent Autometer put a fuseable link in there already...especially in the high dollar A/F gauge! the water temp says 1 amp...A/F needs a 3amp. Ill get it done tomorrow....I need to get my A/F sensor welded in yet then Ill be set....oh waitning on my vent pods from Roush...the ones most of ya dont like :)
 

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shouldve went with the 6 fuse fuseblock that i recommended like 2 days ago -.- alot easier dude.
 
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