Hey guys, I'm in the middle of tidying up all the shortcuts that the previous owner has made and I noticed there's no circuit breaker or fuse for the battery relocated to the trunk, what sort of fuse rating is everyone using?
I have a similar one. Not sure the amperage, either 120 or 200.
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posted 07/15/20 08:53 AM
I don't recommend a 100 amp unit.
A lot of people incorrectly think that since the alternator is 90 amp that 100 amp breaker is perfect but that's not how it works.
We've built a starter tester for Borg Warner at my work and under load a starter can draw 800 amps. Hence why batteries have Cold Cranking Amp ratings that high. You get by with 6-8 gauge wire because it's usually such a short amount of time cranking and the wire doesn't have enough time to heat up. But with the battery in the trunk you now have 18 feet of battery cable instead of 3. More resistance = more heat = less power at the unit doing the work (starter).
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