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Offline CoolBreeze

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Hella FF50 and Murphs fuse kit
« on: August 19, 2011, 01:45:52 am »
I have had the Hella FF50 kit sitting on a shelf for like 3 years now and decided its time to install.  I have Murphs aux fuse kit and am wonderig what you all think about running power from there instead of direct from the battery.  I only have a gps power lead and grip heaters running off it now.

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Re: Hella FF50 and Murphs fuse kit
« Reply #1 on: August 19, 2011, 12:02:17 pm »
That's what I do, no problems.

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Re: Hella FF50 and Murphs fuse kit
« Reply #2 on: August 19, 2011, 12:58:58 pm »
As long as the fuse block, wire and fuses are all rated to handle the load. With the fuses in the correct spots to protect the circuit. Then there's no problem.

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Re: Hella FF50 and Murphs fuse kit
« Reply #3 on: August 20, 2011, 02:07:50 pm »
How are you mounting them? I recieved permission from GBYII to make his light mounts. They work d@mn good and look Sharp as all get-out when powder coated.
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Re: Hella FF50 and Murphs fuse kit
« Reply #4 on: August 20, 2011, 07:24:50 pm »
If I'm not mistaken, the fuse panel is only rated for 30 amps total. Running the FF50's through the panel will limit how much else you can power from it. Just a thought.

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Re: Hella FF50 and Murphs fuse kit
« Reply #5 on: August 20, 2011, 07:59:46 pm »
If I'm not mistaken, the fuse panel is only rated for 30 amps total. Running the FF50's through the panel will limit how much else you can power from it. Just a thought.

Eddie

Yes the Murph's fuse block runs a 30 main fuse. Room for six auxiliary fuses.  30 amp total capacity, 15 amps each circuit. 
 But from the information I could find on the Hella 550's, they are rated at 55 watts. We will say just for a quick calculation that the battery is exactly 12volts. That would make for approximately 4.6amps. I do not think that 5amps would be that taxing on the fuse block.
 But running the relay off the battery would give you extra capacity in the fuse block if needed.

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Re: Hella FF50 and Murphs fuse kit
« Reply #6 on: August 21, 2011, 10:32:51 pm »
Thanks for doing the math, Bob. I was too lazy to crank up my brain! I just always run aux lighting straight to the battery.

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