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Post by IZU069 » Tue Nov 02, 2010 9:44 am

Yes - as per F-Link... issue.
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Post by speedracerles » Tue Nov 30, 2010 2:51 am

So on the green wire... can I use a F-link that has a fuse buit into the wire or do I need to find the fLink wire and try that way?

Reason im asking is that I dont know what gague wire to put there new...?
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Post by IZU069 » Wed Dec 01, 2010 1:10 pm

You do NOT put in any gauge of wire - you put in the CORRECT fuselink wire. It is special wire - not copper.

As shown in your other flink thread, our flinks are 0.3 Brown and 1.0 Black which are 13A & 26A respectively.
(0.4 Green is 16A & 0.7 Red is 21A.)

The only obvious safe upgrade there is the Red 21A to a 20A flink - ie, the FL series of plastic-enclosed "Wiring Harness Fuses" - of which I prefer the common pluggable FLF series up to maybe 40A (even though available to 80A inclusive; but above 40A I might prefer bolt-in flinks).

Though the Black 26A could go to a 25A FLN type with locking tab.

The 13A Brown should strictly speaking become a 10A though 15A may well be acceptable, with the 16A Green also to a 15A fuse unless a 20A FLF flink is ok.
Are these acceptable? A lower rated fuse may blow too easily. Even a similar rated or higher rated fuse may blow too easily - fuselinks and fuses (and circuit breakers) have different response times - eg, a 20A ATS blade fuse may blow faster than a Brown or Green (13A & 16A) fuselink-wire.

I did start a wiring analysis (based on Poida's "PiazzaManual" pdf as available on this site) but stopped.
(Interestingly, there is one case where the flink is rated higher than the downstream cable.)

I was intending an installation where all flinks are replaced by 20A FLN flinks (for 13A Brown & 16A Green and maybe 21A Red) and a 30A FLN flink (or higher) for the 26A Black, and maybe for the 26A Red; else 20A flinks for all (noting that one 13A Brown is in series with the 26A Black).


So replace the flink wires with the correct rated fuselink wire.
WARNING - I have seen the same colors with other very different current ratings. Use the color & current rating association that I provided.
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Post by speedracerles » Wed Dec 01, 2010 4:15 pm

got it... so is this something that I can order or get online some where? I have the one out of my other car but that is the one that I drive daylie so I cant use that one and none of the auto parts store have what i need or they dont know what I need.. this is one of the only things holding me back from getting the car to run...

Let me know what you have in mind...
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Post by IZU069 » Wed Dec 01, 2010 6:51 pm

Search for fuselink wire and make up your own.

Or try for the original part.

I don't expect to be revisiting the flink upgrade for a while...
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Post by wedgenut » Tue Dec 07, 2010 4:41 pm

you can usually source flink wire in any length you need from most Auto Electrical outfits, it is cheap to buy.
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