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MG TD TF 1500 - Fuse question for North Americans (Canada/U.S.)
|Just searched the archives and my service manual (don't have my little owner's manual here at the house) for info on the two fuses... came up with a bit of info, but no actual "Use a 15 amp/30amp/35amp fuse". Seems there was discussion about British vs. North American fuses, etc., line amperage and wire size.|
If you walked out to your car and pulled the two fuses, what "corner auto parts store" rating would they be?
A 50 amp British fuse is 25 amp hold. That is: its continuous current capacity is 25 amps. It will blow with an overload of 50 amp or a surge which exceeds 50 amp. You can use the American designated 15-17 amp (30-35 amp British) slow blow fuse. The generator is only capable of 17 or 19 amps on the TD-TF and most of that goes to the lights which aren't fused. A 15 amp slow blow fuse is intirely adequate except for the horns. Depending on their condition and adjustment a 15 amp may blow.
Pretty sure TD & TF are the same as far as "British" 1 50amp & 1 35amp so "Napa" would be 1 25amp & 1 17.5amp.
I think I got that right...any comments?
David 55 TF1500 #7427
LBC has 10 packs of British fuses pretty cheap...so I use those under the bonnet were they show. I have put extra fusing on the TF (hidden headlampS draw the most current and CAN heat-up a harness in a hurry) ..so I have a 15amp on the headlamps / 12amp on my cig/accessary jack.
This thread was discussed between 17/08/2004 and 18/08/2004
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