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Old 03-01-2013, 06:22 PM   #1
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radar detector and li jammer

I have a passport 9500ix already hardwired in my 2012 focus using the only ignition controlled fuse i could find in the passenger compartment fuse box. I just bought a LI jammer and am looking to install it. I am looking to hardwire it to the same fuse. I dont recall the rating of the fuse, but it is the bottom right fuse in the panel. The passport and LI will have a current draw at approximately 1330mA (1.33A). I am planning to put the LI on the same add a circuit as the passport and protect it with a 2A fuse. I know that shouldn't be an issue, but what about the fuse in the fuse box? if i remember right its a 10A. I just dont wanna start melting wire insullation or popping fuses all the time.


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Old 03-02-2013, 12:26 PM   #2
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should be fine with a 5a

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A common misconception about fuses is that most people think that a fuse is used to protect a component. Fuses are actually used to prevent overloading of the WIRE. Select your fuses based on the size of wire you are using. A quick google search will bring up current handling of the different wire gauges.

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