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Re: trailer brake magnet amp draw

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George Marsh

07-02-2013 09:40:57

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I have a 10k & 14k trailer. My conroller is wired with a 15 amp fuse. Never blown a fuse. My controller has a digital voltmeter and never does it even get close to 5v. If it did, I would be slidding the tires. Usually it's 2 or 3 volts.

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07-02-2013 10:00:40

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 Re: trailer brake magnet amp draw in reply to George Marsh, 07-02-2013 09:40:57  
thank you George; this unit has an automatic reset breaker, can't make out amp rating. kinda felt like I knew, but woulda been going too high. sorta thinking 20-25 amp. I think controller read-out is not working properly-prob. due to dead short--will start off with my tractor ampmeter in case.

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George Marsh

07-02-2013 13:40:48

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 Re: trailer brake magnet amp draw in reply to mite-help, 07-02-2013 10:00:40  
When I first installed my controller, I used a cheap harbor freight ammeter. Don't recall the exact amps. You can always start around a 20 amp fuse, measure the current, then decide. George

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