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Old 06-15-2015, 02:53 PM   #1
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Fuse Type

I'm preparing for Sept. when we pick up our 17A, and spare fuses is on my list.

I cannot find any indication of the type of fuses that ETI uses. Or, more accurately stated: On the 2015 Escape models, what Make/Model Power Center/Converter is installed, and what type of fuses are used on the 12V DC side?
maxi, regular full size, mini, micro, ?

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Old 06-15-2015, 02:57 PM   #2
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Contact Escape for the exact ones being used on your trailer.
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Old 06-15-2015, 08:46 PM   #3
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Contact Escape for the exact ones being used on your trailer.
Yup, that really is the best course of action. Thanks.

So, late this afternoon I got the answer directly from Escape Trailer Industries:

The converter panel that we install in the 2015 Escape trailers is, WFCO 5500. The fuses are ATC 15 amp and 20 amp.

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Yep. Standard automotive type blade fuse with a closed (the C in ATC) link. Not smart in an RV or boat to use ATO or open link fuses although they do work.
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Yep. Standard automotive type blade fuse with a closed (the C in ATC) link. Not smart in an RV or boat to use ATO or open link fuses although they do work.

Okay, Robert: for us "dylectric" types, what's the difference and what's the problem? Curious minds want to know.

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Okay, Robert: for us "dylectric" types, what's the difference and what's the problem? Curious minds want to know.

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"The ATC fuse has a fuse element that is closed or sealed inside the plastic housing and the ATO fuse has a fuse element that is open or exposed on the bottom of the fuse between the blades." Wikopedia
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"The ATC fuse has a fuse element that is closed or sealed inside the plastic housing and the ATO fuse has a fuse element that is open or exposed on the bottom of the fuse between the blades." Wikopedia
Correct. In an RV or marine application, the fuse link should be sealed inside the housing. Moisture can affect the open link fuses, creating a safety issue. In a trailer its not as big of an issue as in a boat, but closed link fuses are best for an RV.
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