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Old 03-27-2014, 03:15 PM   #11
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Specifying a fuse for a low voltage motor is not an easy engineering task. Since I know this and deal with it in design all the time I fixed mine. I blew mine once and did away with it. Our company is not manufacturing a device in the proper size for these motors but I built one for my use. If the manufacture would contact me I could get them a sample to test for free. It's a simple design with 4 PTC's (positive temp. resistors) in parallel with glass epoxy hard sides for protection. It's inline with a 10 gage wire pigtail and can eaisly replace the inline fuse holder they currently use.

The advantage is it resets and will not reset on a constant fault (short). So it teaches you how to treat your motor by making you wait if you run it to long. It's different from an auto-reset breaker in that they continue to reset on a fault until you see smoke and flames, this will not do that.
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Old 03-27-2014, 03:23 PM   #12
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After blowing a few at the top of their run, which is easy to do, I bought some 30a slow blow fuses and hung the container next to the fuse in the switch holder. They are there to protect the motor.

Never blown one since.
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Old 03-27-2014, 04:30 PM   #13
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Since I'm not too great with electricity, can I assume from the various comments that it's normal for these motors to blow a fuse? I think one option to prevent blowing fuses is to use a brick or board to raise the hitch height so that I don't hit the top end, which blows out the fuse. I'll try that option on our next trip with camper.

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Old 04-03-2014, 09:23 PM   #14
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Have had recent problem with no battery power to operate anything until I plug in my 110. Once I do that everything works fine...unplug from 110 and nothing on 12V power.....I'm sure it's a fuse somewhere...hopefully rains stop tonight here in Branson MO and I can start tomorrow morning chasing down my problem
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Since I'm not too great with electricity, can I assume from the various comments that it's normal for these motors to blow a fuse? I think one option to prevent blowing fuses is to use a brick or board to raise the hitch height so that I don't hit the top end, which blows out the fuse. I'll try that option on our next trip with camper.

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On delivery the service guys who were setting up my WDH and walking me through hitching up said if I raised my power tongue jack all the way up or all the way down it would blow the fuse. They used a 6x6 block of wood under the jack foot pad and so do I....
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Old 04-03-2014, 09:55 PM   #16
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Apparently your service guy who set up your camper was a little brighter than mine. However, I did take a closer look at my power jack and they is a warning to not lower or raise it past a certain point. Dumb me!!!
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Have had recent problem with no battery power to operate anything until I plug in my 110. Once I do that everything works fine...unplug from 110 and nothing on 12V power.....I'm sure it's a fuse somewhere...hopefully rains stop tonight here in Branson MO and I can start tomorrow morning chasing down my problem
Yes, the problem this morning was a blown fuse (30 amp) on the positive side of my batteries...replaced and will see if problem repeats when we leave Sunday for home.....noticed problem occurred when operating tongue jack...will be watching to see how often this now occurs.
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Old 08-20-2015, 02:39 PM   #18
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I have blown the fuse on the front leveling jack. 26BHS 2016. I need to replace the fuse but don't know where it is located...help please.
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I should be on one of the smaller leads leaving the positive battery terminal headed towards the jack. It is usually a inline 30a fuse.
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Old 08-20-2015, 09:31 PM   #20
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Its normal to blow that fuses, 30 amps is a lot, they should have installed limit switches on the jack but they would have been more expensive, so learn the power jack leg limit ;-) and you wont have any problem
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