Use fuses only for dashboard buttons?

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Use fuses only for dashboard buttons?

Postby jasonpeacock on Mon Dec 31, 2018 1:10 pm

I noticed that the dashboard buttons on my 2017 R-23 have both a 10A breaker on the actual button panel and are connected to a fuse box with appropriate sized fuses for each device/wire size.

Is there any reason to keep the 10A breakers? Could I replace the current button panels with a new panel that does not have breakers? It would be a lot less expensive! :D

Alternatively, if I used a new button panel that has breakers, could I remove the fuse boxes? Though that would require replacing wires and sizing each breaker appropriately, a lot of effort/cost/time.

I'm new to boat electronics, though I've done a lot of non-boat electronics, if there's a reason for using both circuit breakers and fuses together I'm happy to learn about it.

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Re: Use fuses only for dashboard buttons?

Postby KennyMarrs on Wed Jan 02, 2019 9:48 am

Hello Jason,

The breakers on the top of each switch are for each individual system and the fuse protects the entire panel.

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