Fused power connection

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With the cable supplied there is no fuses. Is there internal fuses? If not what should the power lead be fused at.
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Dale KB5VE

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Posted 6 years ago

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Al K0VM, Elmer

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As I kunderstand it, the 6K is fused internally.. Whether You wish to include an external fuse may depend on you power source and distribution system.. If your running from something like a battery or a power supply that does not include internal current limiting, then you want a fuse at the source.. If your using a recent vintage power supply, that can survive a shorted load,, then a fuse may be unnecessary.

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Steve - N5AC, VP Engineering / CTO

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There is a 30A internal fuse for the entire radio and another 3/5A fuse for the receiver-exciter board. With PowerPoles most people are using a distribution box that fuses each radio at the distribution point. You may, of course, place a fuse in-line with the power cable as well.

Steve

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