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Old 01-29-2019, 01:28 AM
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Default Circuit Breaker sizes?

Would anyone be able to advise me on the correct circuit breaker values for the standard RV4 electric trim and electric flaps? Simple question I know, however despite much searching, I have not been able to find them. Thanks in advance...!!
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Old 01-29-2019, 06:57 AM
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Default Flap CB

I recently got some great input on this subject. Look it up in my posts. Bottom line there was agreement on 10A breaker even though the flaps draw 3A.
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Old 01-29-2019, 08:03 AM
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Default CB Size

Just remember, the more important question is what size electrical wire runs between your CB and the trim or flap.
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Old 01-29-2019, 09:44 AM
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Quick rule of thumb for future reference - for the less knowledgeable.

Breakers sized for (to protect) the conductor.

Conductors are sized for the load.

Why the difference here?

Motors have a starting "inrush current" factor, variously reporting from 2.5(x) and higher. So, 10A seems appropriate for a 3A flap motor.

Further clarification is on the reader.
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Old 01-29-2019, 02:12 PM
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Thanks to all for the valuable info....

Larry I have looked through your excellent posts and still can't locate a couple of values such as:
Electric trim (standard Vans issue)
Starter (Vans lightweight 0-320 version)

Any futher help would be greatly appreciated.
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