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Old 12-21-2017, 11:08 AM
Mich48041 Mich48041 is offline
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Those Buss fuse holders are NOT compact. There is too much space between fuses. I purchased one of them and did not use it because:
1. The fuses are not compact.
2. The sockets do not grip the fuses tightly, thus could lead to failure.
3. Wires and fastons stick out towards the front and side, not rearward.
So I made my own fuse holder using a PCB and better quality FUSE CLIPS.
The 18 fuses are spaced just far enough apart to use a fuse puller. The wires exit straight out the back.
Do not let the reflection in the sheet metal confuse.

Joe Gores
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Old 12-21-2017, 12:29 PM
12vaitor 12vaitor is offline
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Location: Panama City, FL
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I used a 24 circuit EATON-Bussmann 5713-24-12-22A ATC Fuse Block, which has 3 buses that worked out nicely for the A and B power systems and an avionics bus. It comes with a cover, however I am using lighted ATO fuses so there is no point in using it to look pretty. I have been happy with the selection at Waytek for just about anything (except wire) to do with power distribution and connectors.

John Salak
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Old 12-21-2017, 01:21 PM
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For those considering the fuse block, and don't care about being able to see it (there is questionable to no benefit in seeing the fuses in flight as has been discussed in other threads many times, do your own search), you can mount them with the fuses facing any direction, including down. I was skeptical, but Stein said "ok" and it has been for me.
You can clean up your panel and put them out of sight.
Smart People do Stupid things all the time. I know, I've seen me do'em.

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Old 12-21-2017, 02:46 PM
vic syracuse vic syracuse is offline
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I mount them on a swing down panel that is underneath the right side instrument panel. Hinge it at the back sub panel and attach it to the angle of the front panel with a winged-zus fastener. Frees up a lot of panel space. Never had one pop in flight, kind of like your car. I bet half the population couldn't find the fuse panel in their car if asked.
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