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Offline nickandbron

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Manual Reset Circuit Breaker
« on: October 08, 2012, 11:27:18 AM »
Hi Guys,

I'm looking at making a few changes to the 12v setup in my camper, primarily the addition of a fuse block for 12v sockets, LED's, fridge etc.

My plan is to isolate these circuits from the battery with a selector switch, or alternatively a 50A manual reset circuit breaker, negating the need for both a CB and switch.

Is this possible/recommended?

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Re: Manual Reset Circuit Breaker
« Reply #1 on: October 08, 2012, 11:31:25 AM »
Yes and yes.

I use these ones. Very good

http://cgi.ebay.com.au/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=390476016538#ht_1257wt_1397

You can get them in various sizes.
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Re: Manual Reset Circuit Breaker
« Reply #2 on: October 08, 2012, 01:09:41 PM »
Thanks FP  :cheers:

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Re: Manual Reset Circuit Breaker
« Reply #3 on: October 08, 2012, 09:16:40 PM »
You can also get square, surface mount, breakers.
Like:- http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/CIRCUIT-BREAKER-DUAL-BATTERY-SYSTEM-BOAT-FRIDGE-70-AMP-12V-12-VOLT-FUSE-RESET-/290778591682?pt=AU_Car_Parts_Accessories&hash=item43b3c131c2
I have 4 in my CT and one in the car.
They come in various sizes but you have to hunt around to find the size you want as I found no-one carries a complete range.
Got one size from an audio place!

sorry no pictures, can not work out how.

I also note there are "switch" like breakers available bu they may need to go in some sort of holder (like in in your house fuse panel - but intended for low voltage work.  See Whitworths Marine

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Re: Manual Reset Circuit Breaker
« Reply #4 on: October 08, 2012, 10:12:24 PM »
The holder like in your house is called "din rail" get it from your local Electrical wholesaler like ideal electrical, also Jaycar have most of the sizes of the square black surface mount breakers.

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Re: Manual Reset Circuit Breaker
« Reply #5 on: October 09, 2012, 09:11:43 AM »
Jaycar Electronics stocks a nice switchable circuit breaker

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Re: Manual Reset Circuit Breaker
« Reply #6 on: October 09, 2012, 01:39:15 PM »
Thanks guys, I'll grab some from Jaycar amongst other things :)

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« Reply #7 on: October 10, 2012, 03:26:31 PM »
Thanks guys, I'll grab some from Jaycar amongst other things :)

yeah I usually end up with 'other things' when I've been to Jaycar, it's like a toy shop for grown-ups  ;D

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« Reply #8 on: October 10, 2012, 05:21:17 PM »
It's very dangerous.

Stopped in there today to get some lugs.

Had to put the blinkers on to get out......
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« Reply #9 on: October 10, 2012, 06:20:42 PM »
Yeah it will make your head spin! ;D >:D
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