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  • BrianL159 commented on aneel's instructable Motorcycle Accessory Wiring3 months ago
    Motorcycle Accessory Wiring

    This is an interesting suggestion, but unless you like replacing fuses for fun, I'd reconsider the above strategy. As a rule, you DON'T want an in-line fuse that is LOWER than the that the max current rating of the load. The point of a fuse is to prevent a condition that exceeds normal from causing additional failures - in the above example, you don't want the fuse to blow just because the lights perform within their specified limits (i.e., between min to max). Keep in mind that the max current rating on a load (e.g., lights) is the maximum current that the manufacturer claims the load will draw at a specified voltage - with this information, the user can ensure the power source is capable of providing what the load will need to function as it is designed. Beyond those basic functional ...see more »This is an interesting suggestion, but unless you like replacing fuses for fun, I'd reconsider the above strategy. As a rule, you DON'T want an in-line fuse that is LOWER than the that the max current rating of the load. The point of a fuse is to prevent a condition that exceeds normal from causing additional failures - in the above example, you don't want the fuse to blow just because the lights perform within their specified limits (i.e., between min to max). Keep in mind that the max current rating on a load (e.g., lights) is the maximum current that the manufacturer claims the load will draw at a specified voltage - with this information, the user can ensure the power source is capable of providing what the load will need to function as it is designed. Beyond those basic functional parameters lies safety concerns and this is where fusing comes into play. The important factors are what current the wiring, connectors, and any other conductors are rated to carry (and, as eluded to earlier, what the battery is capable of supplying) - you definitely need to ensure that the fuse will fail before the battery catches fire or the wires melt and/or short other circuits.

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  • BrianL159 commented on ravin108's instructable How to set up a coax (MoCA) network4 months ago
    How to set up a coax (MoCA) network

    I have no experience with the X1 boxes and also don't know how this relates to MoCA at all. Perhaps your comment is better off in the comments itself and not as a response to my specialized contribution.

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  • BrianL159 commented on ravin108's instructable How to set up a coax (MoCA) network4 months ago
    How to set up a coax (MoCA) network

    Sjons,NO - but I find that cable techs and reps get especially confused when people refer to "MoCA modems" so I avoid this by calling them "adapters." Cable provider employees seem to be trained to believe that any modem on their network is in their domain - I even once had a Comcast tech physically remove my MoCA adapter saying "you can only have one modem per customer." Call it a MoCA adapter and they can wrap their heads around it better.

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