Electricity on board is important to run all equipment in and around your ship. But without a fuse, your installation may be damaged beyond repair by short circuits. In the worst-case scenario, this will put you at a standstill on open water or even cause a fire to break out! Fortunately, such doomsday scenarios are avoidable. For that, you do need a fuse, which takes the blows. This is also known as a melting fuse. Is something going wrong in your electronics? Then the fuses on your ship will make sure you are safe.
What is a ship’s fuse?
Simply put, a fuse is meant to cut off the current in case of a short circuit. It takes place when the insulation of your electrical wires fails and current moves in the wrong direction. A common consequence of this is short circuits and, especially when the wires involved make contact with other materials, fire.
In this story, a fuse acts as the off switch of your power supply. This part contains a melting wire of silver, copper or an alloy of the latter. If the current rises too high due to overload or short circuit, this wire will melt and break, interrupting the current and causing no further damage.
Which fuse do I need?
To protect the on-board current and voltage , you need a fuse that has a slightly higher peak current value than that of the power system. Want to fuse a specific device? Be sure to then refer to the manual to find out the fuse value.
Are you going to replace a fuse? Then the maximum current and size of the new one should be the same as the old one. For help making a choice, you can always contact us.
To buy fuses
All equipment and the entire power supply on board your vessel are safe when you install an appropriate fuse. Any problem that arises will be easily mastered afterwards! Use these parts to secure your thruster, alternator and many other components. Choose from several types. Also take a look at our distribution blocks to take care of your power supply to perfection! So you can set sail safely and comfortably.