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Old 08-29-2018, 01:14 PM   #1
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What spare fuses to have on hand?

Hello,

My travel so far has been limited to very close parks, but after my retirement later this year, that will be changing! My first planned trip will be for over 2 weeks so now I am getting serious about what I need to have on hand in the event of an issue.

Not being the most experienced (read, my best solution is to have a long list of fix-it masters in my phone) at repairs, I realize I need to be more self sufficient on the road. The forum has been great and searches have given me a list of tools, etc to carry although, some posts have me scratching my head and running to Google and YouTube to figure out what language the posting is written in because it is beyond my technical understanding. I have learned a bunch. Thank you!

Many posts mention checking fuses, but I can't find which spare fuses and the number of each I should have on hand.

Thanks,

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Walmart sells a variety pack, 2.5/5/10/15/20/30 amp fuses, that is a good start.
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Bringing along a 30 amp MAXI fuse for the battery fuse holder would be a good idea.
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Old 08-29-2018, 01:36 PM   #4
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Perfect, gentlemen! Thanks!
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Old 08-29-2018, 01:48 PM   #5
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Then I went on the Wallmart site. Sorry to be asking again but really lack knowledge. Saw fuses marked ATC,ATO ATM and FMX. And, some kits were numbers only, 2.5 -50 some had a number with a letter, 2A etc.
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Bringing along a 30 amp MAXI fuse for the battery fuse holder would be a good idea.
Like this one?

https://www.amazon.com/Bussmann-FMM-...dp/B00T3AUUM6/
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Old 08-29-2018, 02:43 PM   #7
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Walmart sells a variety pack, 2.5/5/10/15/20/30 amp fuses, that is a good start.
Can't speak for anyone else, but my power center has all 15 amp fuses except one 20 amp. The two reverse polarity fuses are 40 amp.
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Here is a good variety at Amazon, order there or look for in local store, these are the type you need for an Escape https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07D4GF9BD...a-092258445276
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Old 08-29-2018, 02:48 PM   #9
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ATO is a DC fuse with an open bottom and the fuse element is exposed
ATC Is a DC fuse where the fuse element is totally enclosed in plastic
ATM is a DC fuse similar to the ATC except smaller (Minature)
The ATM fuse will not fit in the standard fuse holder
The A in 2A stands for amperage
The fuse size is determined by the ampacity of the conductor
You always want to replace a blown fuse with the exact same type and of the same amperage
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Old 08-29-2018, 02:51 PM   #10
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just bought that Amazon set i know nothing about fuses
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