Lotus Elan

Fuse Size

PostPost by: steveww » Wed Mar 10, 2004 7:02 pm

Just about completed a total rewire of my S4. As I have never had an owners manual and can't find it mentioned in the workshop manual.... What size fuses should go in the fuse box?

(By size I mean amps)
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PostPost by: LotuSport » Wed Mar 10, 2004 9:59 pm

The originals are Lucas 35A/17A fuses. I've interpreted that to mean that they are "slow blow" fuses that take 17A continuous and will take a quick peak of up to 35A.

I'd like to see an EE chime in on this one.
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PostPost by: fatboyoz » Thu Mar 11, 2004 10:58 pm

The Elan Service Parts Book indicates 35AMP fuses.
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PostPost by: type36lotus » Sat Mar 13, 2004 1:41 am

35 Amp fuses are fine, at that current the wires will burn up way before the fuse ever even considers going, excepting a 12 gauge wire... mine did! I then replaced my fuse block with a six fuse ATO style fuse block from a marine supply house. Each wire got it's own fuse. I then swagged at the fuses to use based on what was the load device was. Simple, cheap, quick. And NONE of the fuses needed to be 35 Amps!

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